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Vyšehrad (Upper Castle)



Whoever has a taste for the Czech Republic castles and temples would know of the Vyšehrad, a wonderful fort that was built sometime during the tenth century. Like many other landmarks and monuments, the exact date and the name of the founder of this area cannot be determined. As per the legend, the Vyšehrad was what came to be first, before even the existence of the  city of Prague. However, these stories have yet to be proved.

One of the most interesting parts of the Vyšehrad is the Vyšehrad cemetery, which holds a number of famous celebrities, including Bedřich Smetana, an outstanding composer who contributed a lot to the field of music and caused a revolution.

The stories spoken by the locals speak of the mysteries of the Vyšehrad that are not proven. However, when one hears of them, they wish to be able to believe in them, because of the sheer beauty of the stories. According to one of these myths, a certain Princess Libuše ruled on the throne of the Vyšehrad, dabbling in some fortune-telling. It seems she spoke of the greatness written in the luck of the city of Prague, promising that the world shall know of the place and love to great lengths.

To get to the Vyšehrad, you could the line C metro or  just take tram number 3, 7, 16 or 17 to Výton. The Vyšehrad overlooks the river Vltava, proving to be a gorgeous place by nightfall. In fact, a sightseer could do well to wait for the bright and breathtaking sunset of this region, admiring the effect it has on the view.

The Vyšehrad provides all locals and tourists a panoramic view of a portion of Europe that is remarkable and peaceful at all times, during every season. An inspiration for absorbing information on the culture of Prague and the Czech Republic, this area catches the eye of whoever happens to wander close to it. A treat for whoever wishes for a relaxing trip to a part of Europe, the Vyšehrad happens to be one of the most common sites for celebrations.


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