Prague Castle, founded in 870 AD, is the largest medieval castle in Europe. It was the seat of the Kings of Bohemia for centuries, and today the President of the Czech Republic rules from here. It is also the premier tourist attraction in Prague.
Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is located in the Castle District (Hradčany), above the Lesser Town (Malá Strana)
The Prague Castle complex covers over 7 hectares (18 acres) and is centred around three great courtyards. The dominant building within, and the most recognisable landmark in the city, is St. Vitus Cathedral. To some visitors St. Vitus is Prague Castle, but this is just the start.