PRAGUE CASTLE – OPENING OF THE SEASON

When? 11. 5. 2019 (Prague Castle 9:00 – 18:00, Royal Garden 10:00 – 18:00)

Where? Prague Castle (“Pražský hrad”), Hradčany – Prague 1

How much? FREE only for one day!

As part of the Opening of the tourist season at Prague Castle on 11 May 2019, it will be possible to see traditionally free of charge not only visitors objects but also the Prague Castle representative premises and permanent exhibitions. For the first time, this year will be the program in the Royal Garden, where historical art of falconry will be presented. Also newly, visitors can see the unique exhibition of the Falconer’s House, located at the Riding Hall. Representative spaces on the first floor of the New Royal Palace will be accessible by the majestic Column Hall built by J. Plečnik, which leads from “Hradčany” square across the first courtyard. The Brass Festival will be held on stage at the third courtyard.

From 9:00 to 18:00 you can visit for free:

  • Old Royal Palace, incl. the Vladislav Hall
  • St. Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert Cathedral
  • St. George’s Basilica
  • Golden Lane incl. exhibitions
  • Rosenberg Palace
  • the representative halls and lounges in the New Royal Palace
  • the Falconer’s House located at the Equestrian courtyard (“Jízdárenský dvůr”).

 

Impressionism from dawn to dusk – Slovenian art 1870-1930

When? 17. 5. 2019 – 16. 9. 2019, daily 10:00 – 18:00

Where? Prague Castle Riding School, Hradčany – Prague 1

How much? full admission 150 CZK, reduced 80 CZK, family 300 CZK

Prague will host a retrospective exhibition of Slovenian Impressionism and other artistic movements that shaped the Slovenian cultural space from 1870 to 1930. Representatives of modernism, whose works you can see at the exhibition, are painters Rihard Jakopič, Matej Sternen, Matija Jama, Ivan Grohar and photographer Avgust Berthold. Thanks to the new generation of home Impressionists, Slovenian fine art has been diversified considerably, including painting, sculpture, architecture, graphics, and photography. The exhibition includes more than 450 exhibits, which together represent one of the central periods of Slovenian history. The exhibition is organized by the Office of the President of the Republic, Prague Castle Administration and the National Gallery of Slovenia.

 

How to get there from Almandine Apartments?

TIP: During the summer season as Prague gets more crowded and more tourists are visiting the city, there can be decent waiting lines especially around most popular places like Prague Castle. Security checkpoints are at every entrance to Prague Castle, but the good news is that some are much busier than others. Therefore, the best way to get inside with minimum waiting time is not to use the main entrances. The most convenient entrance is through the Royal Garden, which is connected to the Prague Castle complex directly with no more security checks or waiting in another line. Moreover, you have a 10minutes walk through an amazing garden with colorful flowers, beautiful views across the Deer Moat, and an early renaissance Queen Anne´s Summer Palace. The route by tram no. 22 is the same as when going to Prague Castle but you will exit the tram one stop earlier at “Královský letohrádek”. Then go through the security check and straight across the garden to the castle. You can check the route in here.

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