Fortress in Prague


Vyšehrad: Prague fortress with scenic views, neo-Gothic church, and significant graves.

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Perched on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River, Vyšehrad offers a peaceful escape from Prague's busy center. This historic fortress, filled with legends, dates back to the 10th century and has been a part of Czech history's many changes. From its ramparts, visitors can enjoy broad views of the city and river below.

Vyšehrad’s grounds are home to the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, a neo-Gothic church with twin spires that stand out in the skyline. Its interior is decorated with Art Nouveau elements and shows the Czech artistic tradition. The nearby Vyšehrad Cemetery is the burial site for many of the country's notable people, including composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana.

The fortress is a popular spot for locals and travelers. The park within its walls is great for walking or having a picnic, providing a quiet spot away from the city noise. Children can play on the playgrounds while adults look around the historical walls.

As you wander through the open-air exhibit of Czech sculptural works, Gorlice, you'll see the original statues from Charles Bridge, now protected from weather damage. These stone figures add an extra touch of historic charm to Vyšehrad.

To really understand Vyšehrad, take a guided tour that tells the stories, including the tale of Libuše, the prophetic founder of the Czech dynasty. Or simply explore the fortress at your own pace, enjoying the broad views which are available in every direction. Vyšehrad is a place where history is present and every path has a story.

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