Vysehrad

Prague, Czech Republic

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Address:Prague, Czech Republic

Vysehrad is said to be the oldest settlement in Prague.

Legends claim that Vysehrad is the oldest seat of Czech princess Libuse who declared: "I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars." She spoke of Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. However, the more reliable documents say something else...
The origins of Vysehrad date back to the mid - 10th century. Over many hundreds of years, Vysehrad has had many functions. At the beginnings, for a short period of time it even served as a monarch seat (instead of Prague Castle). In the 14th century, the Emperor Charles IV founded The New Town of Prague and connected Vysehrad to its city walls. Unfortunately, after the Hussites (15th century) partly demolished Vysehrad, it never fully regained its glory. Vysehrad became a city, later a fortress and since 1800 a national symbol.
Situated within the castle is the Church of St. Paul and St. Peter, as well as the famous Vysehrad Cemetery where our most famous composers, Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana have their final resting place. Within the complex is also the Romanesque Rotunda of St. Martin and some original Baroque statues depicting figures of Czech mytology. It is worth spending at least half a day at the peaceful grounds of Vysehrad. If you are bringing along your children - there are few playgrounds in the complex. You will also find few nice cafés where you can sit and absorb the atmosphere. 

Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul

Romanesque basilica built in 11th century was destroyed by the fire in the 12th century and after rebuilt into a Gothic and later on into Neo-Gothic basilica. Its two twin towers dominate the south riverbanks of Prague. Behind the church is a large park and right next to the church is the aready mentioned cemetery containing the remains of many internationally acclaimed artists from Czech Republic (Alfons Mucha, Jan Neruda, etc.).

Rotunda of St. Martin

The Romanesque rotunda originates in the 11th century and is the oldest preserved rotunda in Prague. Luckily, it has escaped several demolitions. Open during services only.

The Gothic cellar

was built during the reign of Charles IV and was most likely used as storage, the upper floor (nowadays nonexistent) housed a dinning hall and chapel in oriel.

Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
45 min

Accessibility by public transport:
metro C (red line) - Vysehrad stop
tram stop Albertov - 7, 14, 18, 24 or
tram stop Vyton - 2, 3, 7, 17, 21

Nearest car parking:
Prague Congress Centre, Vysehrad metro stop

Want to privately explore Prague and Vysehrad with experienced tour guide? 

Upcoming events

King Rudolf II. Renaissance Court Banquet

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April until August 2018

2-hour Renaissance concert and banquet close to Prague Castle. The ticket includes beautiful music by instrumental ensemble Ludus Musicus, performance by dance and theater ensemble Regii Caroli Regis, welcome drink and 4-course menu.

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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February until June 2018

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to Mahler´s Symphony No. 9, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, music from The Oscar winning movie The Shop On The Main Street and more!

Euroart Prague Festival of Chamber Music

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March until June 2018

This acclaimed festival will bring you the best of chamber music performed by the acknowledged European chamber ensembles. Czech Republic will present the great Stamic Quartet. Look forward to music of J. Haydn, A. Dvorak and more!

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

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March until July 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall are not to be missed. The world known conductors (such as Libor Pešek, Steven Mercurio, etc.) will be hosts in this 25th season of Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Book now!

Concerts in Municipal House - Smetana Hall

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Concert Season 2018

Smetana Hall was built as a tribute to the world known Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. The most acclaimed Czech and world orchestras perform here. Admire the Art Nouveau decorations whilst listening to great chamber or orchestral concerts!

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2018

Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Concert Season 2018

Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.

Sightseeing Tour in Rudolfinum

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Home of Czech Philharmonic

Prague Ticket Office is the only exclusive ticket seller of the Rudolfinum art tour. Visit the presidential and conductor's lounge and both famous concert halls of Rudolfinum with an employee of the Czech Philharmonic as your guide.

Listen and Dine

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Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Easter in Prague

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Spend Easter time in Prague listening to the best Easter classical music plus you get to visit the most prominent concert venues in Prague!

Sightseeing Tours

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Large selection of sightseeing tours in or outside of Prague. Tickets for private tour with your own guide or small group tours.

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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