The views from Prague Castle Tower are one for memory. It’s one of those city skylines that will leave impressions to last for a lifetime. And perhaps, for some of you, the Prague skyline will give you goosebumps.
So, when you 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 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 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!
Remember that this Prague Castle Tower measures almost 100 meters!
There are 280 steps 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 by 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 was the only one then. 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, each offering a different angle of the city’s panorama. But, if you really want to see Prague’s skyline in its entirety – think no further – you should climb this Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral!
Hostel/Hotel in Prague – Where to Stay
Look no further – stay at RoadHouse Prague, especially when you are staying for 2 days/1 night only. It’s in downtown Prague, and you can walk to the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. Famous landmarks like the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Strahov Monastery Library are less than 2 kilometers on foot. You can book it via Booking, HostelWorld, and Expedia.