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.


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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