Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, Prague

#7 of 146 in Historic Sites in 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. Put Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument at the forefront of your travel plans using our Prague day trip planning tool.
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  • Vysehrad has a very rich history. The expansive views from the top of the hill are quite different than the view from the Castle. The beautiful view of the winding riverVltava and the bridges. The.....  more »
  • A bit out of the way from all the tourists and a good view from the side. Unfortunately we got stranded here as the tour bus didn't come back around for it's last sweep.  more »
  • One of the best places to enjoy Prague's beautiful sunset. The place offers a stunning view over Prague and its bridges. A great benefit is also that there are rarely tourists and so it's quite calm and relaxable.
  • Great place to enjoy the beautiful view of the Vltava and Prague.

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