Attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad Citadel

The Vyšehrad Citadel refers to the complex of buildings and structures atop Vyšehrad Hill that have played an important role in Czech history for over 1000 years – as a royal residence, religious centre and military…
Top Choice Cemetery in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Vyšehrad Cemetery

Vyšehrad Cemetery is a main attraction for many visitors, being the final resting place for dozens of Czech luminaries, including Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana and Alfons Mucha. Many tombs and headstones are works…
Architecture in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Brick Gate & Casements

The Brick Gate & Casements highlight Vyšehrad's role as a military fortress in the 17th and 18th centuries, a period when the area was fought over by Austrian, Prussian and French forces. There's an exhibition o…
Sculpture in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Brownnosers (David Černý)

This sculpture by visual artist David Černý dates from 2003 and is on permanent display at Smíchov's Futura Gallery. The work shows former president Václav Klaus and artist Milan Knížák feeding each other human wast…
Church in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Church of Sts Peter & Paul

There's been a church on this site for around 1000 years, though the distinctive twin steeples, a feature of the Vyšehrad skyline, were added only in 1903, following an extensive neo-Gothic makeover by architect Jos…
Church in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Rotunda of St Martin

The 11th-century Rotunda of St Martin is Prague’s oldest surviving building. The door and frescoes date from a renovation made about 1880. The rotunda is normally closed, but the interior can be viewed during mass (…
Museum in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Gothic Cellar

The restored Gothic cellars that once lay beneath Charles IV’s palace (now gone) house an exhibition dedicated to the history and legend of Vyšehrad. The admission is frankly a bit steep to see a few panels describi…
Gallery in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Futura Gallery

The Futura Gallery focuses on all aspects of contemporary art, ranging from painting, photography and sculpture to video, installations and performance art. In the garden, you'll find a rather shocking and amusing p…
Historic Building in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Tábor Gate

The first of two main gates into the Vyšehrad complex coming from the metro is a 17th-century archway marked with a lively, faux-Gothic top.
Gate in Smíchov & Vyšehrad

Leopold Gate

The baroque Leopold Gate marks the impressive entryway into the inner Vyšehrad complex. It was built in the mid-17th century to serve both a ceremonial and military function. It has a central passageway for vehicles…