Vysehrad

A beautiful view can be had from the terrace of the Congress Centre from where you can continue a peaceful stroll towards the fortress’s walls. Take a walk to the remains of a medieval Church of St. Lawrence, a structure dating from around the year 1000. You can also visit St. Martin Rotunda, the only surviving witness to the 11th-century Romanesque past of Vyšehrad. Vyšehrad’s landmark is the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style at the turn of the 19th century after a design from Josef Mocker.

Do not miss other great views from the cemetery at Vysehrad: across the Vltava to the city, with the castle in the distance, is superb.

Vysehrad

National Cultural Monument Vyšehrad is an alluring and pleasant walk lasting about 2 hours. Even though it is situated close to the city centre you will be in quiet surroundings out of traffic. Due to its position on a higher rock just above the Vltava river it offers nice panoramic …

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The Church of Saint Paul And Peter In Vyšehrad

Once he began to construct his seat in Vyšehrad facing Prague’s Castle, Vratislaus the second from Bohemia founded the original parish church and chapter as soon as the second half of the eleventh century based on the design of Saint Paul and Peter’s Rome Church. Legend has it that the …

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St Martin Rotunda in Prague

Romanesque St. Martin’s Rotunda is the oldest building not only in Vysehrad but also in Prague. It was built around 1100. It is also the only undamaged monument from times of Vratislav I. During recent architectural researches it’s been discovered that it actually contains a secret underground floor that nobody …

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Vysehrad History

The fortress was originally built in the tenth century. Local legend holds that Vysehrad was the location of the first settlement which would later become Prague, though thus far the claim is unsubstantiated. Ancient legends situate the original seat of the Czech princes – the legendary Princess Libuše and the …

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