Vyšehrad

Prague, Czech Republic

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Address:Prague, Czech Republic

Vyšehrad is said to be the oldest settlement in Prague.

Legends claim that Vyšehrad is the oldest seat of the Czech princess Libuše 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 Vyšehrad date back to the mid - 10th century. Over many hundreds of years, Vyšehrad 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 Vyšehrad to its city walls. Unfortunately, after the Hussites (15th century) partly demolished Vyšehrad, it never fully regained its glory. Vyšehrad 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 Vyšehrad Cemetery where our most famous composers, Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich 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 Vyšehrad. 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) - Vyšehrad stop
tram stop Albertov - 7, 14, 18, 24 or
tram stop Výtoň - 2, 3, 7, 17, 21

Nearest car parking:
Prague Congress Centre, Vyšehrad metro stop

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

Upcoming events

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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June 2018 to June 2019

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to S. Rachmaninoff, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ recitals and more. Classical music in Prague - make the most of your cultural experience!

Prague Proms Festival 2018

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June until July 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall and Hybernia Theatre are not to be missed. The world known orchestras, conductors and soloists such as Christian Lindberg or Monica Mancini will perform. Book now!

Bach for All International Festival

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June until July 2018

Spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer J.S. Bach. The concerts take place at the most beautiful churches in Prague. Book now!

Dvořák Prague International Festival

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September 2018

Highly acclaimed classical music festival where top soloists, conductors and the most internationally praised orchestras are presenting works by Antonín Dvořák and other composers in Prague´s finest venues. Not to be missed!

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

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