178. Prague Castle

What is Prague Castle?

It's the largest ancient castle in the world, covering 70,000 square metres. It dates from the 9th century and is the official residence for the President of the Czech Republic. 

What's Prague Castle like?

Pete and I visited almost 50 places on this Lonely Planet list and I remember every single one of them...apart from Prague Castle. I have no memory of it at all. I'm sorry. 

Where is Prague Castle?

Prague, Czech Republic 

When did we go?

November 2005 

How did we get there?

Prague was our first holiday - I had to go there for a conference and so Pete met me afterwards. It was November, so grey and dull, but at least that meant fewer tourists. We also saw the Old Town Square (removed from the 2020 edition) and Charles Bridge (208). 

Where was Prague Castle in the 2015 Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List?

172. It dropped 6 places.

Does Prague Castle deserve its place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Top 500? 

I couldn't tell you.