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Vyšehrad, Prague

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A symbol of Czech statehood, Vyšehrad sits on a high promontory overlooking the Vltava River. This "Castle on the Heights," as its name roughly translates, notably contains a neo-Gothic church and an 11th-century rotunda, the oldest one in Prague. The extensive complex of structures also includes a 19th-century cemetery that's the final resting place for many Czech luminaries, including Alfons Mucha, Bedrich Smetana, and Antonin Dvorak. Many of the cemetery's headstones represent examples of outstanding artistic achievement; Dvorak's tombstone counts among the finest works of sculptor Ladislav Saloun, also interred here. Using our custom trip planner, Prague attractions like Vyšehrad can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • While taking a walk through and around Vysehrad, step in every place. Everywhere you go there is a new thing to see. Your day during your stay will fill up nicely.  more »
  • If you are in Prague long enough, to make the movement, but I find it no real topper, compared to everything to see and do in the Centre
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  • Castle, Park, Church, cemetery, this corner of Prague is beautiful, has it all, and in addition there is no practically people what you can enjoy in a quiet way. The views are beautiful.
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  • Great church and great views. Not many people like in the centre of Prague. There are many free parking options. Not many restaurants. Perfect for a picnic
  • One of the most beautiful view of Prague especially during fall and summer, with one of the oldest churches. Suggested for a nice walk in a slightly less touristic place compared to other ones in Prague.
  • If you want to know dofferent places of Prague this is a good point to start. Here there are less tourists than in the centre. There is the cemetery of famois czech people. There is a great panorama viewseeing the whole historic Prague.
  • This is an interesting castle. However if you are pressed for time I recommend Prague castle instead, which is larger, has more attractions and is much more preserved. If you have time to spare then yes, this place is worth a look.
  • The next stop after the Prague castle. Beautiful views and scenery. A must see sight for tourists.