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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, Prague

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A symbol of Czech statehood, Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument 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 National Cultural Monument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This defensive site doesn't seem to get nearly as much mention as it deserves. Perhaps that's because it doesn't contain as many buildings to tour and it is a bit removed from the city center, but I t...  more »
  • I think the Vyšehrad dies in the shadow of Prague Castle and is a wonderful place. Silence, peace, away from the tourist hustle and bustle ...
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  • Reserve half a day to visit the other castle in Prague, a bit off the beaten path. It`s less crowded, the views are awesome and its vibe is different. Seems like the time stood still inside the walls,...  more »
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  • My wife and I walked up here today during a day exploring the city. The Vyšehrad is a beautiful relaxing place to be. Parks are clean and good condition. Very relaxing if walking around or just sitting on the grass or the many seats situated around. Nice place to people watch and listen to the birds. Excellent views of Prague and the river. An absolute must see place to visit, although during the summer is best on a nice day. Even locals would enjoy it.
  • Nice panoramic views. Good park outside. Wind is strong and sun heats noticeably enough, take your sunglasses. Great cathedral, be sure to visit it before 18:00.
  • Area around is calm and beautiful. Castle itself is impressive and has good view. Note that it's located on a hill and it takes some time and energy to get there on foot. Castle tour is boring, looks like guide got bored to tell same jokes and stories several times a day.
  • Go if you want a nice view over Prague and stroll over the old fortifications! At the top next to St. Martins rotunda there is an outdoor space with Picknick tables where the serve grilled meet and vegetables
  • Go to Hospůdka Na Hradbách. It's like a sanctuary. The food from the Grill is quite good and affordable, Drinks are also very good and cheap. You can easily spend a few hours here if you want to chill for a while.

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