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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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  • Super views of strolling around Prague to see each side:) I guess there is no better place for a walk.
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  • We walked from the Old Town to Vysehrad although many guides tell you to use the public transport service. Google Maps or Mapy guides you and you get to see more of the amazing facades in Prague. Ther...  more »
  • A zone Green by which wander and find different points interesting: the Church, the cemetery, walls... and with several viewpoints with views spectacular of the river and the city. With good time is a visit necessary and a ride nice. From the stop of metro Vysehrad on a pair of short hours is can go with tranquility.
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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.