Vyšehrad

The high-top Vyšehrad Citadel once rivaled Prague Castle in size and importance, but much of the historic architecture was leveled in the Hussite wars of the 15th century. The area got a new lease on life in the 18th century as a military fortress, and the casements remain one of the leading attractions. There’s also a grand neo-Gothic cathedral and the country’s most important cemetery. For many Prague residents, though, a trip here means simply a chance to enjoy the fresh air and stunning views of Prague Castle in the distance.

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Vyšehrad Citadel

Bedřich Smetana's symphonic poem Vyšehrad opens with four bardic harp chords that echo the legends surrounding this ancient fortress. Today…

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Cubist houses

Bordered to the north by Nové Město and to the south by Nusle, Vyšehrad is mostly visited for its citadel…

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