Vyšehrad

Prague, Czech Republic

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Tour tickets to Vyšehrad, the oldest settlement in Prague with breathtaking views of the city

Legends claim that Vyšehrad is the oldest seat of Czech princess Libuše known for her famous declaration: "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 Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, 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.

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We also offer wide range of classical music concerts, black light theatre, jazz, opera and ballet performances. 

Upcoming events

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

Look forward to compositions by P. I. Tchaikovsky, A. Dvořák, J. Brahms, G. Verdi, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!

Rudolfinum Czech Philharmonic Chamber

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Autumn concerts 2020

Czech Philharmonic presents a new series of concerts performed by Czech Philharmonic orchestra members. You can appreciate the outstanding acoustics of Suk Hall in Rudolfinum . Take a look!

Prague Dinner Concerts - classical and jazz

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Enjoy an unforgettable dinner with live music in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues such as Boccaccio Hall or Jazz Boat. Romantic ambiance. Great musicians. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2020: 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.

Christmas concerts in Prague

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December 2020: spending advent period in Prague? Choose from our extensive offer of concerts sprinkled with Christmas mood. Christmas carols. Chamber concerts with string ensembles. Enrich your stay in Prague and get your tickets now!

Festival of Orthodox music Archaion Kallos

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October 2020 | As in last years, the international festival of Orthodox music Archaion Kallos showcases the depth of the East Christian music. Discover traditional sacred folk music, Orthodox music or simply take a moment to unwind with music of A. Pärt.

Klementinum classical music concerts in Prague

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All year round: Klementinum Mirror Chapel, Klementinum St. Salvator Church or Klementinum St. Clement Cathedral offer regular concerts of classical music. Orchestral or chamber concerts often accompanied by organ.

Tickets for Sightseeing Tours in Prague

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Discover the beauty of Prague and Czech Republic. We offer walking tours, boat trips, bus excursions. Art tours, running tours. Learn about rich Czech history. Private or group tours. Local guides, great knowledge.

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.

Gift Certificates

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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.

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