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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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument Reviews
Had missed this on our last couple of trips. Be sure to start your visit at the top of the hill-it is a long climb from the bottom of the hill. Not crowded, great views-really worth the trip! more »
Zwar laufen viele Touristen herum, aber das tut der Aussicht auf die Stadt keinen Abbruch. Besonders schön ist die Ansicht im Herbst. more »Many tourists walk around, but this does not detract from the view of the city. The view is particularly beautiful in autumn.
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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