Vysehrad Cemetery, Prague

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Established in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, the Vyšehrad cemetery (Vyšehradský hřbitov) is the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics. The centerpiece of the cemetery is the Slavín tomb designed by Antonín Wiehl, a large and notable tomb located within Vyšehrad cemetery.
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  • I love this, time to get up there is perhaps less exciting, but well up, it is worth all effort. You can't get enough of all these incredible monuments ... historic tombs and pampige sakofager in memory of the great masters, Kings and beloved, men and women and children. Here is beautiful and dramatic, here are the monuments of the shadows, and the future of light, here is culture in abundance and a must. We've been here many times, this time we had 22 degrees and lots of Sun, give you and your special experience, go up to the Church where the country's ancient kings and nobles is buried, see greatness and also dropped. Everything sits on your retina and you forget it's probably never.
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  • I loved Vysehrad and the cemetery was the highlight. The whole grounds are so peaceful and mostly devoid of tourists. It’s a hidden gem. Make life easy for yourself. Hoo a metro to Vysehrad, walk down...  more »
  • Beautiful and tranqil cemetery. A number of important Czechs are buried here. Also an area for soldiers from WW II. Art Deco decorated around sides of cemetary.  more »
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  • You can feel the history at every step. Worth seeing and taking a walk.
  • The final resting place of some of the greatest and most famous Czechs throughout (mostly modern) history, including classical composer Bedrich Smetana, opera singer Ema Destinnova, writers Svatopluk Cech and Franisek Hrubin, or political prisoner and martyr Dr Milada Horakova. A beautiful place to visit and pay one's respects.
  • Not just the cemetery but Vysehrad itself is a must-see destination if you are visiting Prague. A very beautiful cemetery, with lovely statuary, walkways, gardens. Tombs of famous Czechs including Dvorak, Smetana, and (see photo) in among all the dignity the cheeky tombstone of the brave cartoonist Kaja Saudek who thumbed his nose at the Nazis, then the Communists; and finally, he seems to be thumbing his nose at death itself.
  • Squeamish people are better off not coming here. Whenever I told people that when I was in Prague I really enjoyed a walk through a graveyard some eyebrows would be raised. The site is beautiful with great sculptures and tombstones.
  • Beautiful small cemetery with very intense atmosphere.
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