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Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul at Vyšehrad

(Czech: Bazilika sv. Petra a Pavla na Vyšehradě)

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Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul at Vyšehrad was founded in 1070-1080 by the Czech King Vratislav II, the Romanesque basilica suffered a fire in the year 1249 and within 900 years has been rebuilt in Gothic and later (in 1903) in neo-Gothic style.

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The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul at Vyšehrad, located in a quiet area just outside the bustling city center of Prague, is a hidden gem that shouldn't be missed by tourists

The top 3 reasons why the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul should be on every tourist's itinerary

  1. Impressive Architecture and Design - The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul is a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, with its striking twin spires and intricate stone carvings. The interior is just as impressive, with its soaring vaulted ceilings, stunning stained glass windows, and ornate altar. 
  1. Rich History and Cultural Significance - The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul has played an important role in Czech history and culture. The basilica is located in the historic Vyšehrad fortress, which was once a seat of Czech royalty. It has also been the site of many important events, including the coronation of Czech kings and queens. 
  1. Panoramic Views of Prague - For those willing to climb to the top of the basilica's tower, the reward is a breathtaking panoramic view of Prague. Visitors can take in the city's iconic red roofs and the Vltava River from above, making for a truly unforgettable experience.
Video: Vyšehrad & Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Prague

Behind the church is located large park and Vyšehrad cemetery, the final resting place of many famous Czechs, including author Karel Čapek and composer Antonín Dvořák.

Once an hour, the Vyšehrad district is filled with the sound of bells from the chapter church.

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Vyšehrad, Bazilika sv. Petra a Pavla, Prague

Suggested Duration: one hour trip

Getting there
Smíchovské nádraží (Prague Metro LINE B) 474 m
Vyšehrad (Prague Metro LINE C) 579 m
Public Toilets nearby: 45 m
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