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Hradcany, Prague

Overlooking the city from its high point on the left bank of the Vltava River, Hradcany contains one of Europe's largest medieval castle complexes. An independent borough until 1784, this neighborhood consists of historical palaces and medieval churches, which guard some of the country's greatest cultural and artistic treasures. Although not as old as Prague's famed old town, the district remains one of the most photographed urban areas in Europe, its centuries-old spires and towers appearing on countless postcards, posters, and tourist brochures. While at the southern end of the district's central square, point your camera toward the rooftops of the old town, visible on the other side of the river. Arrange your visit to Hradcany and discover more family-friendly attractions in Prague using our Prague online travel route planner.
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  • the prague castle is full of hundreds of years history. the view from the bottom is spectacular. the architecture is amazing  more »
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