On September 29, the day after a fascinating tour of Mala-Strana, students of the Foundation Programs MSM went to the Prague Castle Museum. This place is considered the largest castle in the world and at the same time the largest residence of the president. The complex is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, as well as in the Guinness Book of Records, because its area reaches as much as 70,000 square meters.
The Prague Castle Museum is a magnificent complex of different palaces, temples and museums that combine several architectural styles. In Prague Castle itself there are 3 courtyards and many sights. So, here is the Old Royal Palace with its historical expositions, the world-famous Golden Lane, St. Vitus Cathedral already known to us, in which the former rulers of the Czech Republic are buried, Labkovsky Palace, Rozhmebrkov Palace, art gallery, Migulku tower with an alchemical laboratory and even the Toys Museum.
If you visit Prague Castle, be sure to visit the top of St. Vitus Cathedral, which offers stunning views not only of the whole complex, but of Prague as a whole, framed by the blue Vltava River. The Prague Castle Museum itself is guarded by an elite military unit – 600 Castle Guardians. For the first time in Prague Castle, a guard of honor appeared in 1918, guarding President Masaryk. One of the most popular tourist activities is observing the changing of the guard, which takes place every hour. However, the most spectacular shift can be seen at exactly noon at the presidential palace: it is here that a crowd of tourists gathers and the military march starts.
Our students enjoyed the beauty of the Prague Castle Museum, visited all the most famous sights and listened to an excursion from an experienced guide. How it was – see the photo report at the link below. Do not forget that we are constantly sharing our photos on Instagram.