Glimpse into the Past at Prague Castle

Benjamin Ward is a student at the University of South Carolina and an ISA Featured Blogger. Benjamin is currently studying abroad with ISA in Prague, Czech Republic.

St. Vitus Cathedral, home to sanctuaries of many Saints, Kings and Emperors.

There’s one thing you cannot deny about Prague: It is absolutely stunning. With a variety of old architecture ranging from Gothic to Renaissance, Prague has obviously been around for a millennium  (with the exceptions of monuments like the dancing house and the Žižkov TV tower.) But no where can you appreciate the city and feel the history like you can at the Prague Castle.

Guards stand at all entrances of the Prague Castle.


Sitting above the entire city, the Prague Castle dominates the landscape. It is the worlds largest royal grounds and once inside you feel as though you have gone back in time. Enormous churches and buildings with beautiful stained glass fill the grounds. Walking through, it’s hard to not think of all the Kings, Emperors and Presidents that had walked the same path hundreds of years before you.

Your last stop as you leave the castle grounds should definitely be one of the great viewing spots of the city. I went on a nice day with some of my best friends and as I was sipping hot wine overlooking this great city, all was perfect and I felt at home.

The jaw-dropping view of Prague from it’s castle!

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