May 16: Prague Castle to Open All Exhibits for Free

Prague Morning

To symbolically inaugurate the 2020 tourist season, Prague Castle will be opening its doors to all exhibits on Saturday, May 16 free of charge.

Prague Castle will open halls, salons and lounges which are normally reserved for receiving official visits by the President of the Republic. Therefore, you have now a unique chance to look around these rooms, some of which served as representative and residential spaces to monarchs as early as the 16th century!

That includes the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Great South Tower of the Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, Rosenberg Palace, Golden Lane, The Treasury of St. Vitus Cathedral, The Picture Gallery and The Story of Prague Castle.

Falconer’s House

The opening of the new tourist season at Prague Castle will also include the opening of the newly renovated Falconer’s House.

The inconspicuous cottage with a wooden porch, which has undergone extensive renovation, can be found between the Riding School’s original renaissance and baroque buildings. The oldest documented inhabitant of the house was a falconer, later a moat guard lived there, and then a carpenter. At the end of the 17th century, three huntsmen moved in, later a butcher, and after him the corporal of the local garrison lived there.

The last inhabitants of the house were Castle employees in the 20th century. A new exhibition dedicated to falconry has now found its place in the house.

Practical info

  • Prague Castle 9 am-6 pm
  • Royal Garden 10 am –6 pm
  • Free admission

The entrance to the representative spaces will be from Hradčany Square.

Last visitors will be admitted to the representative spaces at 5:30 pm.

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