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Discovering Vyšehrad, Prague

Discovering Vyšehrad

Where Vyšehrad Fortress, Prague

Discovering Vyšehrad Fortress

One of the nicest discoveries from Prague was Vyšehrad. It wasn't until we arrived in the city, that we heard about this fortress.  A friend of ours lives in Prague and she told us to visit this historic village.

What is there to see ?

There's tons to see here, enough for a half day, even a full day depending on your time allocation. It includes a really charming St Peter and Paul Basilica, a Gothic cemetery, a discovery of the fortress and landscape views of the city.  We walked all morning around the tall walls and admired the occasional gorgeous view from Prague city all its bridges.

The fortress also contains Prague's oldest Rotunda of St. Martin, from the 11th century.  On the grounds, you'll find  a coffee shop and small gift shops. The best part, we didn't find a lot of tourists.  The 'regular' tourists might prefer the comfort of the Old town of Prague.  Since we are not the average tourists, we explored outside our comfort zone and found this great gem.  Luckily, we could walk at our leisure, with lots of space, quietly and take great pictures with no stress whatsoever!

Discovering Vyšehrad
Map of Metro walk to Vyšehrad
How to get there ?

All depending on where you are located in the city, consider taking the metro as we did.  It's a 10 minute walk from the closest metro station to the Vyšehrad entrance.  We believe there is a parking around and we saw many people with children. We don't recall anything about an entrance fee and didn't pay to visit the Fort.  However, if you want to visit inside the St Peter and Paul Basilica, you must pay around $ 2.70CAD. They accept cash, only in their currency.

Do we recommend ?

Yes, we really loved to spend the morning up there, it’s an interesting historic and oasis place to visit in Prague

Serge: 4  Eli:  4

Spending some time in Prague ?  Come back to see more attractions as we move across the city !
Churches

* St Vitus Cathedral steals the show
* On the small scale but impactful, St George Basilica

Hidden gems

The fortress within the city, and a truly great discovery Vyšehrad
Not your average architecture - the Dancing House
For beer lovers, check out the Prague Beer Museum

City centre

Great place to start discovering is - Staroměstské náměstí !
Consider a morning/evening walk across the famous Charles bridge

Hradčany

Lots to discover in Hradčany for example, Prague Castle !
A walk down Golden Lane and the Torture Chamber

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