Prague Castle still closed

Museums, galleries or for example zoos have opened whereas the Prague Castle remains closed for visitors. The reason is, according to the President's Chancellor Vratislav Mynář, fear of crowded courtyards and queues. In December, however, an exhibition by J. A. Komenský will be opened in the Prague Castle Riding Hall, and St. Vitus Cathedral will open for the traditional Christmas midnight Mass. This was stated in a press release by the President's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček.

Today, the Czech Republic has moved to the third level of the risk score, which, among other things, makes it possible to open galleries and museums. However, the biggest tourist attraction in Prague remains closed. Ovčáček has stated that ensuring the health and safety of visitors remains priority number one and that measures for museums and galleries, as well as measures for castles, chateaux and monuments, cannot be automatically applied to the Prague Castle complex.

However, an exhibition on Komenský will open in the Prague Castle Riding Hall on the 20th of December. According to the Castle, hygienic measures for museums and galleries will apply to it. The St. Vitus Cathedral will also open to the public on the 24th of December, in which a midnight mass will be held, under conditions set by the government, Mynář said.

At the same time, Ovčáček reminded that people can visit the exhibition They call me a lion at the National Museum from today. "The exhibition deals with the oldest Czech symbol and its journey through Czech history from the middle of the 13th century to the present. The Office of the President of the Republic has lent very rare exhibits for this exhibition," said the spokesman. (ČTK)