Vyšehrad, built on the rock at the Vltava river bank, is an islet of silence and greenery in the middle of the busy capital. One of the most important monuments there is undoubtedly the famous cemetery, which has been in existence since 1620. At the end of the 19th century, the cemetery received a renovation, which can be seen in its current state. Vyšehrad belongs to a select group of the most important cemeteries in Prague, and behind its walls, more than 6000 important personalities: Writers, composers, scientists… rest in peace. The Vyšehrad tombs are unique works of art, the most impressive is the Slavín – a conjoined crypt encasing famous Czechs such as Alfons Mucha or Ema Destinnova.
Photo: Czechtourism, Fotolia, Kristýna Lyachová