Visit to the Vysehrad Citadel (The origin of Prague)

We return to Chequia to visit the castle in the heights or Vysehrad, a quiet place located next to the Vltava River, south of the New City and birthplace to the city of Prague. For many Vysehard is a hill full of legends, for others a good place to capture beautiful panoramic from Prague

Vysehrad Citadel

Points of interest

If you are a history lover or you simply want to look for a photograph from above, this place will be one of those to see in Prague.


The most important points of interest you can visit in Vysehrad are:

  • The Basilica of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
  • The roundabout of San Martín (1100)
  • The Gates of Tabor (1655) and Leopoldo I (1678)
  • Vysehard Cemetery
  • Karlach's garden
  • The sculptures of Josef Václav Myslbek

Our visit

Vysehrad was the headquarters of the Czech royalty, possibly chosen for its strategic location along the Vltava River. It is a quiet place that once lived violent attacks against its imposing walls. The first feeling you get when you see this place is to feel how calm it is. It really is a park, a park full of monuments.

Vysehrad - Basilica Minor

In the highest part of Vysehrad is the Neogothic church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, with its two twin towers. It has no loss. It was founded in the eleventh century, and has two twin towers and a beautiful and iconic cemetery next to it where characters as well known as musicians rest Dvorak, Smetana and Jan and Rafael Kubelik, and the painter A lot.

Vysehrad - Basilica Minor
Vysehrad - Basilica Minor

Not far is the Karlach garden, where the well-known split into several pieces devil's column, a symbol that stages the war between the Christian and the pagan.


We lose ourselves on the roads of Vysehrad, since the fortress is really not too big and being on a high and always surrounded by walls it is very easy to orient.

They say they dwell thirty four ghosts in the fortress of Vysehrad, something that has produced a lot of interest among Czech writers and that is already part of the city's culture. Do you want to know this corner of Prague?

Practical data

Before leaving for Prague

  • Search and compare flights at the best price
  • Lonely Planet Guide
  • Airport Transfers
  • Car rental found a 15% discount
  • The best excursions in Prague

How to get?

Vysehrad It is located in the south of Prague, just 10 minutes by Uber or 40 minutes walking. See on Google Maps.

Vysehrad map

What tours to do in Prague?

  • The classic guided tour of Prague
  • Eltour of beer 🙂
  • Cruise on the Vltava
  • Varied excursions and for all tastes

You also have the option of the Prague Card, where you can access more than 50 places with savings and discounts.

Where to sleep?

Looking for a hotel or apartment, here are several suggestions that will come in handy.

  • Weekend apartments. They have several apartments from € 45 a night for two people or € 65 for 4. In addition, it is in the center
  • Grandior Hotel Prague. In time you can find rooms from € 90 in this modern and luxurious hotel in the center. The rooms are sensational
  • Residence Bologna Large rooms and good views at € 70 a night
  • Palac U Kocku. This super central hotel is an old palace. It is very located and the double rooms start at € 70
  • High Heaven Finally this cuckoo apartment in the center just 300m from the Old Square. A weekend with time amounts to € 140.

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