The centrepiece is the Church of St. Peter and Paul
whose blackened shape stands grandly upon the hill over looking the Vltava river
and can be clearly seen from the
Prague castle .
Every inch of the interior is immaculately covered with decorations much like those on the pages of an
illustrated manuscript to make one of the most beautiful interiors in Prague. A small fee is required
for the pleasure.
Vysehrad being the birthplace of Prague (it was the site of the original castle
around 10 century) it is appropriate that its great artists, scribes, musicians
and politicians lie buried in the cemetery adjacent to the church. Most notable
are the graves of Dvorak, Smetana, Alpons Mucha and many others whose tombs
lie among a vast expenditure of elaborate gravestones, mosaics and flower beds.
See on the back wall for a map of the place.
The gardens surrounding the Vysehrad church are peaceful and manicured for beauty.
There are some nice views of the Vltava, a couple of restaurants to visit and
some enormous statues depicting figures in Czech Mythology to examine. Any time
of day is a good time to visit. Take a morning off and bring a picnic lunch,
few areas of Prague are as quiet, green and peaceful.
The Rotunda of St. Martin dating from the 11th century
can be viewed a short distance from the church towards Vysehrad Metro station. It is one of the original
Rotundas of the city.
- Slavin Cemetery open daily:
- January, February 9.00-16.00
- March, April 8.00-18.00
- May - September 8.00-19.00
- October 8.00-18.00
- November, December 9.00-16.00
- Permanent exhibition of Vysehrad history open daily:
- May-October 9.30-17.30
- November-April 9.30- 16.30
Accommodation in Vysehrad area.
Hotel Merlin Prague
Nice modern, well-equipped tourist 3 stars hotel situated near the historical centre of Prague, it is 4 stops by tram from the Wenceslas Square. Offers 3 star accommodation, single, double, triple and more bedded rooms with own bathroom, toilet, TV-sat, telephone. Rooms are quite large (35 m2).
High-Season: 84 EUR Double room / night
Corinthia Towers Hotel Prague
An ultra-modern hotel providing the highest standards of comfort throughout the full spectrum of services, the Corinthia Towers Hotel is characterised by quality, style and the closest attention to the guests needs. The Corinthia Towers Hotel stands atop one of Prague's hills with breathtaking, pano...
JULY: 69 EUR Double room Superior / night
Apartment Jaromirka Prague
APARTMENT Jaromirka is two bedroom apartment in very nice and quite area close to the historical centre of Prague (just 5 minutes by tram from Wenceslas square or Old Town square).
High-Season: 78 EUR apartment (2 pax) / night
Hotel Union Prague
The Hotel Union Prague is a first class property strategically located 30 kilometers southeast from the Ruzyne Airport. Built in the Art Nouveau style in 1906 - this hotel was reconstructed in 1992. The hotel is situated in the neighborhood of Prague's historical center, five minutes from the Congre...
Hotel Holiday Inn Prague
Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre was opened in April 2001 as a four-star category hotel offering luxury accommodation in one of the most popular city in Europe - Prague. Due to its unique concept of interiors it is called The First Design Hotel in Prague. As a proof of the singularity of the inter...
Special offer: 86 EUR Double room / night
Pension Beta Prague
Beta Boarding House offers accommodation in 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed rooms. Rooms havenīt personal toilets. Pension Beta is located nearby Prague downtown area. The connection by the public mass transportation is easy and fast.
High-Season 08: 40 EUR Double room / night