"Vyséhrad" Vysehrad Tip by Antji

Vysehrad, Prague: 62 reviews and 127 photos


Vyséhrad - ancient legends situate the original seat of the chzech princes - the legendary Princess LIbuse and the first Przemyslides - on this hill. In fact, however, this fort had not been founded until the Prague castle was already in existence, since it dates back to the mid - 10 century. In the latter half of the 11th and in the 12 century Vysherad used to be the Przemyslides princes main residence which brought about a generous building activity wthin its walls. Among noteworthy sights there are the precious romanesque rotunda of St. Martin, the gothic church of St. Peter and Paul (in the late 19th century rebuilt in the neo-gothic style), the Vysherad cemetry (picture) used as a burial site of the Chzech outstanding personalities since 1869 with a collective tomb called Slavin, the underground casemates housing the originals of several baroque statues from the Charles Bridge. The Vysherad site is open the whole day.

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

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2002
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