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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  • August 17, 2017
    Just a short walk along the river to this lovely area of town. Great for a break from the touristy area and free to enter and explore. A nice big park area with views across Prague. Really lovely cafe...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I recommend visiting. A lot less people especially. About 700 m from the Charles Bridge in the Brach prices by 50%. Of course, everywhere a lot of Asians doing 100 pics per M2.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Vyšehrad called Prague say. Quiet and beautiful place. It is worth to go and a moment to relax on the benches. The whole thing makes a big impression. At the beginning of the Leopold gate, the rotunda of St. Martin Basilica, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul cemetery, near the Basilica of the antique monuments and beautiful mosaics. Place well worth a visit, you can easily reach by Metro and move a piece on foot.
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  • August 17, 2016
    The gallery itself was not that good. It had a few collection of paintings from local artists. But the view of the river from there is beautiful.
  • January 9, 2016
    We went here on a wintery day and the views where just stunning. The whole area is worth visiting for a couple of hours and walking around in to get away from the touristy old city.
  • February 23, 2016
    Great location and view to Prag and Viltava river, very nice park.
  • June 15, 2016
    Great location with a very good view.
  • July 20, 2016
    Such an amazing view

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