(Czech: Hrobka Slavín)
At the Vyšehrad cemetery’s eastern end, you’ll find the monumental tomb Slavín, where the nation’s most famous personages are laid to rest. Slavín motto: “Though dead, they still speak.”
The idea of building a mass tomb came from the Svatobor association in 1862, and it was headed by František Palacký.
Slavín was built in 1889 - 1893 according to a project of architect Antonín Wiehl. Sculptural decorations are the work of Josef Mauder from 1892 - 1903: there is a sarcophagus above the central monument of Slavín, and an allegoric winged figure of the Genius Patriae.
Vyšehrad, Slavín, Prague
Suggested Duration: one hour trip