Castle District Prague - Hradcany

Check out our YouTube Channel

Prague Castle District Highlights

Prague Castle District also known as Hradcany is the area on the west side of the Prague Castle Complex where Czech nobility used to live. Their lavish residencies, such as Schwarzenberg Palace, Czernin Palace, Sternberg Palace, and Tuscan palace, are used by ministries and the National Gallery. It also includes Loreta with a Capuccin monastery and Strahov Monastery next to the Pohorelec tram stop. We also recommend visiting a romantic area Novy Svet located just on the edge of the Prague Castle District.

Our Local Guide Tip

  • Start exploring the Prague Castle District from the Pohorelec tram stop and go uphill to the Strahov Monastery.
  • Visit Prague Loreta and listen to its famous Carillon on the hour sharp.
  • Stroll through Novy Svet and have lunch at Hotel U Raka or enjoy a cup of coffee at Kavarna Novy Svet.
  • Walk around posh Hradcany Square and admire beautiful Baroque and Renaissance palaces.
  • Check out the Old Masters exhibition in the Schwarzenberg Palace, Prague National Gallery.
  • Enjoy the view of Mala Strana and Petrin Tower from the Castle District Square.
  • Enter the Prague Castle next to the Giants Gate.

Find out more about the history of Prague Castle.

See more of our Prague Travel Tips.


Author: Valeriia Zahradnikova and Vaclav Zahradnik, Prague guides certified by Prague City Tourism agency. Valeriia and Vaclav have worked in tourism for over 6 years and have guided thousands of Prague visitors.