"Vy?ehrad Castle" Vysehrad Tip by antistar

Vysehrad, Prague: 62 reviews and 127 photos

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Located south of the old city center, Vy?ehrad is Prague's second castle. Like the more famous, and more obvious Hradcany, Vy?ehrad is less of a castle, and more of an elevated platform for a cathedral. But it's no less grand for it.

Built in the 10th century, the castle struggled for influence with the rival castle on the opposite banks of the Vltava. When Hradcany was expanded to its vast modern dimensions in the 14th century, by Emperor Charles IV, Vy?ehrad had lost the battle.

Today its most prominent feature are the black facades of the Cathedral of Saint Paul and Peter. The old castle walls also offer a great vantage point for views of the Vtlava and Prague across the rooftops. The cemetery holds the graves of notable Czechs like Dvorak.

Directions: Metro C station Vysehrad.
Phone: 420-241410348
Website: http://www.praha-vysehrad.cz

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  • Updated May 31, 2013
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