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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  • A beautiful, small graveyard located right past the Church on the Vysehrad. A lot of famous Czechs have found their final resting place here, including Dvorak.
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  • Respectable pride and avokace memories of the past. The original cemetery at this site came from 13. century and is a place of relaxation of the most important Czech personalities to this day. Smetana, Dvořák, Nedbal, Vacek, Ema Destinová, Waldemar Matuška, as well as perhaps Myslbek, Karel and Hematology, Hynais, Mucha, Mikoláš Aleš, Macha, Němcová, Nezval, Neruda, Vlasta Burian, Kainar, František Hrubín, and thousands more are resting right here. Honor their memory and hold all the good of the Czechs.
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  • With a simple walk in front of you, the places where rested the most important personalities of the Czech political and cultural life. By painters, such as Alphonse Mucha, until victims of persecution of the old regime, such as the Chorakoba View, and by composers until politicians
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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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