This year, the tourist season is going to be even richer, thanks to an enjoyable novelty. The Czech National Heritage Institute has cancelled the prohibition of taking pictures in its historic monuments. So now, you can capture your beautiful holiday memories without the former inconvenient limitations.
The National Heritage Institute (“Národní památkový ústav” in Czech) is an important organization, governed by the Ministry of Culture, which is devoted to taking care of Czech national monuments. Its official representatives announced a decision which will definitely please many tourists. “We cancel the ban on photographing inside historical sights. A photography, placed on a social network, can work as a good advertising,” Dušan Michelfeit, the director of the historical monuments care department, explained.
The permit of taking pictures has still some limits, nevertheless, and also it is not automatically valid everywhere. It is up to the castellans of each castle to decide. Also, inside of historical buildings one is not allowed to take pictures with a flash, or use a tripod or selfie stick, so that the interior is not at risk of any damage. Last but not least, visitors taking pictures may not delay the guided tours.