Discover this beautiful, but lesser known castle, in Prague and avoid the crowded tourist sights! The original medieval residence, set on a rock above the Vltava River, was later converted into a Baroque fortress surrounding a peaceful park that offers spectacular views of the city. Visit the neo-Gothic Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to witness the beautiful Art Nouveau decor, walk through the adjoining Vyšehrad Cemetery - where the most prominent personalities of Czech culture, science and politics have been buried - and explore Vyšehrad’s hidden underground casemates.
- Spectacular views of Prague from Vyšehrad’s fortified walls
- Stunning interior of the Collegiate Church of Saints Peter and Paul
- Famous Vyšehrad Cemetery
- Mysterious underground view of the Vyšehrad Fortress
Vyšehrad is situated on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River that offers sweeping views of the city. The castle was used as an important royal residence before it was devastated during the Hussite Wars at the end of the Middle Ages. Later, the abandoned castle was converted into the Baroque fortress as seen today. Vyšehrad plays a significant role in the oldest of Czech legends. The legends contributed to the castles fame in the 19th century when the Vyšehrad Cemetery became the most prominent resting place in the country.
Meet your guide in the centre of Prague right in front of the entrance to the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. Following a short metro ride, you will be awe-struck by the enchanting view of Prague as you make your way to the Fort. Enter the gates of the baroque fortress and walk through the spacious park area which holds hidden treasures including the Romanesque Chapel of St. Martin from the late 11th century. Then visit the Collegiate Church of Saints Peter and Paul (attached to Vyšehrad’s Royal Collegiate Chapter) which was radically rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in the late 19th century and is decorated with Art Nouveau frescoes. Continue walking through the adjoining cemetery where you can see the graves of some of the most notable Czech artists such as Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, Alfons Mucha, and Karel Čapek. Slow down and find out who they were and what was special about their lives. Take your time enjoying the stunning views of the city and if you still want to see more, enter the underground casemates inside Vyšehrad’s fortification walls housing some of the original Baroque statues from Charles Bridge!
- Professional guide
- Metro ticket
- St. Peter’s and Paul’s Basilica entrance ticket
- Vyšehrad Casemates entrance ticket
Meeting point info
- In front of National Museum, Vaclavské náměstí 68, Praha 1.
Our guide will hold an orange umbrella.
Meeting point map
Know before you go
- Bring comfortable shoes
- Be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start of your tour
- Wear warm clothing in autumn/winter time and bring umbrella in case of rain
- Children must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
- Not wheelchair accessible