Vysehrad is one of the most beautiful parts of Prague. It is steeped in history and culture and it home to some of the city's oldest buildings. See the magnificent Vysehrad Castle and its grounds overlooking the Vltava River. It is hugely popular for its Baroque style architecture and museum and is known as a picturesque feature of Prague's skyline.
See the Czech Castle
Vysehrad Castle was built in the 10th century by Vratislav II and sits in a dominating position on the Vltava River. The castle has been the site of many significant events and has played a pivotal role in the development of the city, being involved in the Hussite Wars, as well as serving a royal residence in its past.
One of the main attractions in the castle grounds is the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul. This is an imposing neo-Gothic church that dates back to the 11th century. The church is comprised of two impressive stone spires and features an intricately beautiful stone mosaic at its entrance. Round the back of the structure is Vysehrad cemetery, the burial place of many famous Czech people, such as the composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák and Art Nouveau painter Alfons Maria Mucha.
Vysehrad also contains the Rotunda of St Martin, a Romanesque building that is believed to be the oldest in Prague. This structure was used as a gunpowder storehouse during the Thirty Years’ War and still has a cannon ball embedded in its wall from the Prussian Occupation in the 1700’s.
Create your own walking tour
If you are planning to visit the area, then plan your own walking tour so you can see all that the attraction offers. You can also follow pre-made walking tours, such as that by Prague Guide. This tour takes you from the metro to all the main attractions and gives a little extra info on each part. You can also join a guided tour with them or one of the other tour companies.
The beauty of Vysehrad can be easily experienced from our centrally located Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague. Situated in the heart of the city it provides guests with excellent access to the city's transport system as well as its other main tourist attractions.