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Vyšehrad
Vyšehrad
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Time Out says

A less-touristy alternative to the Prague Castle, complete with its own neo-Gothic church, ornate cemetery, and sweeping city views

This former royal seat of the King of Bohemia is much less crowded and offers far more green space than its famous counterpart across the Vltava River. Get an inside look at the intricate paintings lining the walls of the neo-Gothic Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. Stroll around the ornate gravestones of the Slavin Cemetery, including the final resting places of Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha, poet Karel Hynek Mácha, and composers Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák. Snap a panoramic picture of the city and the river from one of the many lookout points. Vyšehrad is as much a local space for relaxation as it is a typical tourist destination.    

Time Out tip: If you want a more leisurely route to this hilltop destination, take the red Metro line to the Vyšehrad stop. Nearby trams may appear close on a map, but they only take you to the base of the hill.

Nearby:
Hospůdka Na hradbách: For a laid-back, family-friendly beer garden on the grounds
Kavárna Čekárna: For homemade lemonade, cakes, and a hidden backyard with solid WIFI
Puro Gelato: For an ice-cold sugar rush to renew your energy

Written by
Auburn Scallon

Details

Address:
V Pevnosti 5b, Prague 2, 128 00
Prague
Opening hours:
Daily 9:30am-6pm
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