Vysehrad

Prague, Vysehrad

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Address:Prague, Vysehrad
Capacity:999
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:No

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

International Festival Bach for all in Prague

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July 2017

The music festival devoted to the compositions of J. S.Bach will take place in July in Prague. His works will be presented by the most renowned Baroque music performers from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Organ Festival at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle

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July 2017

Since the Cathedral is used only for liturgical and touristic purposes, this festival is a unique opportunity to hear the full capacity of the Molzer organ, containing 4,500 pipes, offering the listener a rich, romantic sound.

International festival Dvorak´s Prague

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September 2017

From the very beginning the main goal of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival is to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak, his contemporaries, and his pupils.

Czech Philharmonic in Rudolfinum

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July and August 2017

Chamber concerts of Czech Philharmonic take place in the renowned building Rudolfinum, in the Suk Hall. Members of the Czech Philharmonic will perform for you the baroque music as well as cimbalom, folk and the best of classic tunes.

Summer in Prague

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Let´s have some fun in Prague! We are happy to introduce one of the lighter version of concerts we usually offer. It is the world famous musical Mamma Mia in Czech with English surtitles.

Listen and Dine

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Pairing delicious Czech meal and classical or jazz music.

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Are you a group of 10 + people? We offer The Group Discounts!

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