Vysehrad, Prague

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    The Church that Crowns the Ancient Fortress

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    arched portal, St Peter and Paul, Vysehrad

    What remains of Vysehrad today are mainly a small park and the outer bailey, the latter encircled by squalid apartments and moorings on the riverside. Though a church has crowned this fortress for centuries, the present neo-Gothic church of St Peter and Paul has stood here only since the 19th century. Photographs inside are forbidden, unless you want to pay a fine of 500kc for your troubles. The interior is earthy in tone, with renderings in auburn, rust, dun, and brown colors depicting various Czech saints in a very subtle nave. The outer portals are arched in neo-Gothic, with interesting mosaics which you CAN photograph.

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    Vyséhrad

    by Antji Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    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.

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  • Vysehrad.

    by margobubs Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Nice castle area with gardens and interesting features. Especially The Church of St Peter and Paul. This must be the most amazing church that we have visited. The interior is beautiful and the wall paintings are original and intact.

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    Vyshehrad

    by mirchica Written Apr 15, 2009

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    This is a nice place, mostly known with its gardens and views. It has been a castle, now there are churches, summer theater and gardens.

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    Monument Garden

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 17, 2007
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    Inside Vysehrad there is a garden with a few large monuemnts which look quite nice if you fancy a break from the breathtaking views.

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    nice romantic place

    by maria_f Written Jul 1, 2005

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    u can do a very pleasant promenade in the evening,before it's darken.
    its a park with a lot of monuments,an old cemetery,and some restaurants and bars.

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    VYSEHRAD CHURCH

    by NightStar Updated Jun 25, 2005

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    Here on this place has began a history of Prague and Czech republic since year 900 ! Church Vysehrad with very nice view at Prague and the river Vltava.

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    Graveyard beside the church

    by Xdrive Written May 21, 2005

    There are a lot of grace that has very interest and great sculptures, here is one of them. Read my other tips for more sculptures photo.

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    Church, Vysehrad.

    by Xdrive Written May 21, 2005

    This is the church Vysehrad. The church is ok, but the graveyard beside the church is very interesting place to visit. Please read my other tips. :-)

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    Vysehrad

    by tafurojo Written Dec 5, 2004

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    Vysehrad

    Located just a few miles outside of the city center. Spend a relaxing afternoon explorering the area.

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    Vishehrad (3) : view of old Praha walls

    by Sioma Updated Dec 4, 2004
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    ...Vishehrad is a very nice place, romantic and with a particular atmosphere.
    You can't miss to walk around the bastions and in the parks, enjoying great views of the city and the river...

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    The Vysehrad rock

    by Bigs Written May 9, 2004
    Tram along the Vlatava

    Haha, I waited for a red tram coming out of the short tunnel at Vysehrad, unfortunately it was blue. Too bad! :)

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    Vysehrad - the hill

    by Bigs Written May 9, 2004
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    This is a pic of the Vysehrad hill with the church of St. Peter and Paul, seen from the Charles Bridge.

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    Cemetery in Vysehrad

    by cloudberry Written Aug 15, 2003
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    The "official" cemetery of Prague. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place to calm down after all the tourist traps near Charles Bridge...

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    Vysehrad

    by Dr._Aldakov Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Very calm and beautiful park with wonderful cathedrals.
    Cemetery where there are tombs of many famous people: Smetana, Dvorzhak etc.

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