The views from Prague Castle Tower is one for the memory. It’s one of those city skylines that will leave you impressions to last for a lifetime. And perhaps, for some of you, the Prague skyline will give you goosebumps.
So, when you’re are traveling to Prague, never miss this one thing to do.
There are so many towers in Prague that you can climb but I’d say that this one has the best views of the entire city.
At the back of St Vitus Cathedral, you will find the Great South Tower.
The tower was built in the late 14th century and it was completed in the 19th century. That long, eh?
There’s a small ticket booth and after paying, off you go! And oh no! There is no elevator!
There are 280 steps that you have to pass through the winding and narrow staircase. But don’t worry, you can rest on floors or platforms as you go up.
If you are claustrophobic, this activity is definitely not for you!
And also, you will get to see the country’s biggest bell that predicted the disastrous flood in Prague in 1992.
When you reach the top, you’ll be awed at the 360-degree city panorama below you.
The first time I saw Prague’s skyline, I almost forgot to breathe!
It was such a beautiful day when I went up there and I was the only one at that time. It felt like I was watching the city below me from my balcony or window.
From the tower, you can almost touch the Gothic spires of the Cathedral. The St Vitus Church and the Golden Lane are also visible below.
Prague is a city of many towers and spires. I climbed some of these towers and each one of them offers a different angle of the city’s panorama. But, if you really want to see Prague’s skyline in its entirety – think no farther – you should climb this Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral!
I stayed at Cosmopole Hostel in a busy area where public transport to and from the train station is just a few steps from the door. The Old Town is around 20 minutes walk, passing by some of the city’s unique architecture. The hostel is surrounded by shops and cafes that are even late at night. The rooms are quite small, but with only four people in it, you can still move around comfortably. Be aware that Prague is pretty expensive, so finding cheap accommodation can be a challenge. It’s also super touristy here, the earlier you book, the better you have the chance to get a bed space.
These hostels are in the center of the Old Town: SafeStay Prague and Hostel Homer. If you can afford it, the Corinthia Hotel Prague is for you. You can book all of these hotel/hotels in Prague via Booking, TripAdvisor, HostelWorld, and Expedia.