Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

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Prague: 2.5-Hour Vyšehrad Castle with Gorlice & Tickets

1. Prague: 2.5-Hour Vyšehrad Castle with Gorlice & Tickets

Vyšehrad is situated on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River and offers sweeping views of the city. The castle was used as an important royal residence before it was devastated during the Hussite Wars at the end of the Middle Ages and then later, converted into the Baroque fortress known today.  Meet your guide in the center of Prague right in front of the entrance to the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. Following a short metro ride, enter the gates of the baroque fortress and walk through the spacious park area which holds hidden treasures including the Romanesque Chapel of St. Martin from the late 11th century. Then visit the Collegiate Church of Saints Peter and Paul (attached to Vyšehrad’s Royal Collegiate Chapter) which was radically rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in the late 19th century and is now decorated with Art Nouveau frescoes. Continue walking through the adjoining cemetery where you can see the graves of some of the most notable Czech artists such as Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Alfons Mucha, and Karel Čapek. Slow down and find out who they were and what was special about their lives. Take your time enjoying the stunning views of the city and if you still want to see more, enter the underground casemates inside Vyšehrad’s fortification walls, which are home to some of the original Baroque statues from Charles Bridge.

Prague: Vyšehrad 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Prague: Vyšehrad 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour with an expert guide through the peaceful gardens and walkways of Vyšehrad. Discover one of the oldest churches in the country - the Rotunda of St. Martin, as well as 18th-century bastions and fortifications. Start from Vyšehrad metro station, and head off to Vyšehrad where you'll enjoy striking views of the surrounding area along your way thanks to its high vantage point. Legend has it Vyšehrad is the oldest seat of Czech princes, and that the local settlement was established in the mid-10th century. Follow your guide on a wonderful walk exploring the Basicila of St. Peter and St. Paul at Vyšehrad, a neo-Gothic church built in the fortress whose towers have been a part of Prague's characteristic panorama for centuries. Experience a sense of tranquility as you stroll through different gardens and small streets where there is something special to see every season. Gain a better understanding of Czech life, history, and legends as you visit the area led by your expert guide. After your tour, enjoy visiting the beautiful national cemetery at your own pace where you'll find original statues from the Charles Bridge, as well as Slavín — a tomb that's the resting place of many famous composers, artists, sculptors, and writers, including Antonín Dvořák.

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What people are saying about Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

The guide was great, she spoke a lot about the history, czech culture and she was very nice. the fortress itself is very beautiful and the sculptures from Charles Bridge are simply beautiful. speaking with the guide, I found out this tour is usually lightly booked, which is such a shame people miss this place, but on the good side if you do book it's likely you'll have a small group or even a private tour (I was the only one on my tour). Great view of prague as well.

We had the change to get a private guide who was very nice and helpful during the all tour. We enjoyed his company and knowledge, and we felt privileged to see Prague's most beautiful views where few tourists go. Now we know more about its legends and History. Also had great laugh.

Our guide was really friendly and gave us a lot of information about everything we saw. He did his best and we completely enjoyed the entire tour. We definitely recommend this tour!!!

Our tour with David was amazing. He provided insightful commentary throughout the tour and took his time explaining the sights and their relevance to Czech history.

Simply wonderful. This lesser known castle is a treasure and you shouldn't miss it. Martin was a great guide.