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Best City Views

The fact that Prague is often referred to as “the City of a Thousand Spires” ensures that you can be treated to a number of spectacular views. Some of the best include: St. Vitus Cathedral – If you can make it up the 287 stairs to the top, you will …

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Neighbourhoods, Places to Stay

There is a large choice of accommodation in Prague, from intimate, romantic hotels based in historical townhouses, to international luxurious chain hotels, such as the Ibis, Hilton and Crowne Plaza. There are also B&Bs and budget hostels, as well as smaller boutique hotels. Furthermore, a new trend has emerged of …

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Vyšehrad Walk

Standing tall and daunting on a steep rock overhanging Prague’s right bank, Vyšehrad’s Basilica of St Peter and St Paul is an imposing sight; one to rival that of Prague Castle on the other side of the Vltava. It’s no coincidence that Vyšehrad translates into ‘Castle on the heights’. It …

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Along the Vltava to Vyšehrad

Starts: National Theatre; Length: 2 km (1.25 miles); Duration: about 1 hour (casual pace). Walk ends: at the Vyšehrad fortifications. From there you can get back to the city centre from red metro line C. 1.  This walk begins outside the beautiful National Theatre, which was christened in 1881 to …

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The fortress of Vyšehrad makes for a perfect afternoon escape away from the human congestion of the city centre: its cemetery shelters the remains of Bohemia’s artistic elite; the ramparts afford superb views over the river; and below the fortress there are several interesting examples of Czech Cubist architecture.  Vyšehrad was …

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Vyšehrad Tour

Vyšehrad, sometimes referred to as ‘Prague’s second castle’, is another of the Czech Republic’s fine castles and was built in the 10th century on a hill over the Vltava river. Situated within the castle is the Church of St. Paul and St. Peter, as well as Vyšehrad Cemetery, containing the …

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