The network of tunnels and underground passages under the Prague Castle used to be a place for torturing prisoners.
Part of the tunnels served as headquarters, in which sooner or later the suspects, people accused in any illegal political activity - espionage, organization of conspiracies and uprisings – found themselves. For example, the nobleman Daliborka - one of the participants in the peasant uprising - was tortured here.
Photo: © Prad Patel
Now the medieval instruments for torturing are kept here. You can even touch them.
How to do?
1. You can reach the Prague Castle by tram № 22 or metro (Malostranska metro station).
2. Buy an excursion ticket to the dungeon, including visits to other buildings of the castle - Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Powder Tower, etc.
3. The part of the dungeon is closed to the public. The domestic passages under the royal garden and the cellars are accessible.
Where to do?
Prague Castle dungeons
The largest fortress in the Czech Republic was built in the IX century. The famous Saint Vitus Cathedral is located in the most ancient part of the city.11
Location: 119 08, Prague 1
When to do?
The Prague Castle is open daily from 9:00 - 17:00.
Access to the dungeons (ticket covers visiting powder tower) costs 70 Kč. A discount ticket price (children under 16, students under 26 and elderly people from 60) – 40 Kč.
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