Vyšehrad - Prague
Prague (Praha), Czech Republic
Vyšehrad - Prague
The starting point of this trip is Táborská gate. You can reach it either from Vyšehrad metro station (10 minutes walk), or you can park in the small parking lot near the gate. Parking is free, but has a small capacity. It is also possible to park directly in the fortress, but maximal parking time is two hours which is not enough for the whole tour. Therefore we recommend to leave your car in one of the car parks on the outskirts of Prague and use the metro. If you are coming from Tabor direction, park at the shopping centre Chodov. Than take the metro line C which will take you to the Vyšehrad station. If you are coming from Pilsen or Písek direction, park at Zličín. Use the metro line B which will take you to the station Florance, where you change to line C and go to the Vyšehrad station. This route will take about 35 minutes.
Go through the Táborská Gate. After approximately 100 meters on the right hand side there is an information centre and a restaurant. Continue straight down the street and go through the second gate still heading for the rotunda of St. Martin at Vyšehrad. It is the oldest preserved rotunda in Prague. At the intersection of streets V Pevnosti and K Rotundě turn left. Continue straight past the restaurant and a park, which is also used for filming by Czech Television. You will reach the entrance to the cemetery at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul. In the cemetery are buried many famous Czech personalities. The dominant element of the cemetery is the mausoleum Slavin. It is a joint tomb of the most prominent representatives of Czech cultural and political life. Leave the cemetery using the same gate. Continue through another park called Vyšehradské sady to the walls of the fortress with restaurant and vineyard. There are some beautiful views of the river and the harbour. From the viewpoint continue to the Gothic cellar. Here you can see an interesting permanent exhibition "Historical forms of Vyšehrad", which maps of Vyšehrad in its various historical forms. Near the cellar there is a gallery Vyšehrad, which is a remnant of a medieval tower. The gallery hosts exhibitions of contemporary art.
From the Gallery building continue through the park to the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Visiting the church is charged (10 - 30 CZK = 1EU or 1.5USD). It was founded in 1070 by Prince Vratislaus II.. Its Present Neo-Gothic style is from 1903.
From the church go down Štulcova street to the summer scene on the edge of the fort. There are beautiful views of Petrin hill and the Prague Castle, which you can visit with us on our other routes. Continue along the wall to the viewpoint of the Prague city centre. It can be recognized by a stone slab with a list of sites that you can see from this point. From there, continue along the wall to the garden restaurant Na Hradbách.
Here our route ends.
The fortification with the Tabor Gate was added to the fortress in 1639 to improve its defensive capabilities against gunfire.Open: Admission:
In the information centre you can arrange a guide in several languages and purchase a variety of gift items.Open: Admission:
Early Baroque gate built in 1676 - in 1678. Named after the reigning king of Bohemia and Hungary Emperor Leopold. During the Napoleonic wars, the Leopold's Gate was bricked. It was reopened in 1841.Open: Admission:
Rotunda sv. Martina na Vyšehradě
The oldest preserved rotunda in Prague. It was built in the last third of the 11th century during the reign of King Vratislav II.Open: Admission:
Karlachovy orchards were founded in 1889 after the abolition of military fortress. In the park you can find the Devil's Column, allegedly a fraction of the Officiating column, which was used for determining the solstice. The park is also being used by Czech Television for filming.Open: Admission:
Many famous Czech personalities are buried in the cemetery. The dominant element of the cemetery is a mausoleum called Slavin. It is a joint tomb of the most prominent representatives of Czech cultural and political life. On the perimeter of the cemetery you can find decorated archways with tombs.Open: Admission:
In the fifteenth century this was originally a barren place used as a vineyard. The park got its present appearance in the 19th century.Open: Admission:
Old Count's Chambers
The chamber hall of the Count's Chambers hosts regularly fairy tales evenings for children on Sundays starting at 3 PM. Every second Saturday of the month from 2 PM to 6 PM you can visit creative workshops for children and their parents. The building also houses a restaurant with outdoor seating. The ramparts behind the building offer a beautiful view of the river Vltava.Open: 9.30 - 17.00 summer
9.30 - 18.00 winter Admission: Fairytales 60/80 Kč
Fairytales + workshops 60 + 30/80 Kč
Evening programs 100-180 Kč
Here you can see an interesting permanent exhibition "Historical forms of Vyšehrad", which maps Vyšehrad in its various historical forms.Open: 9.30 do 17.00 winter
9.30 do 18.00 summer Admission: basic 50 Kč
students 30 Kč
children 6 years old and younger free
family(2+2) 100 Kč
The building of Vyšehrad Gallery is a remnant of a medieval tower. The gallery hosts exhibitions of contemporary art.Open: 9.30 do 17.00 hod winter
9.30 do 18.00 hod summer
In January and February closed Admission: 20 Kč (0.8 EUR/ 1USD)
St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church
Founded in 1070 by Prince Vratislav II. The church got Its present Neo-Gothic style in 1903. Entry to the church is charged (10-30 CZK).Open: Mon-Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat-Sun 10:30 - 16:00 Admission: Entrance fees: 50,- Kč
Children under 15 years: free
From here you can have a beautiful view of Petrin Hill and the Prague Castle, which you can visit with us on our other routes.Open: Admission:
Viewpoint of the historic center
A viewpoint of the historic center. There is a large stone slab with a list and silhouettes of monuments that you can see from this point.Open: Admission:
Na Hradbách (ramparts)
A garden restaurant with views of the city.Open: Admission:
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Zličín car park
From the carpark walk to the nearby bus station. Take metro B line to the Florence station. Here transfer to metro C line (in direction to Háje) to the Vyšehrad station. From the metro station go along Na Bučance Street to the entrance to the fortress.Open: Admission:
There are two large guarded parking lots. After parking your vehicle go towards the building of nearby bus station, where you can find metro B line station Černý most. Take metro B line to the Florence station. Here transfer to metro C line (in direction to Háje) to the Vyšehrad station. From the metro station go along Na Bučance Street to the entrance to the fortress.Open: Admission: 20Kc
From the car park walk down to the nearby metro station Letňany. Here take metro C line (in direction to Háje) to the Vyšehrad station. From the metro station go along Na Bučance Street to the entrance to the fortress.Open: Admission:
Metro Station C Chodov is located in the Chodov Shopping centre. Take metro C line (in direction to Letňany) to the Vyšehrad station. From the metro station go along Na Bučance Street to the entrance to the fortress.Open: Admission: