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Vy?ehrad

Vyaehrad, a hill fort perched on a rock above the river, is an integral part of the Prague skyline. The twin spires of the Neo-Gothic Saints Peter and Paul Church are visible from afar and the façade has beautiful carvings. No other site in the city has as much distinction attached to it. Behind the church is the Slavin Cemetery where many distinguished Czech artists, scientists and academics are buried. From the battlements the view of the Vltava valley is superb, and many tourists in Prague come to Vyaehrad simply to take pictures of the impressive vista.

Information & Facts

Address

V Pevnosti 159/5b, Prague 2

Admission

Vysehrad Gallery: 20 Kc; the Brick Gate: 20 Kc; Casemate: 50 Kc. Concessions available. Entrance to the grounds is free

Language

Czech is the official language but English and German are also widely spoken.

Money

The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the Koruna (CZK), which is divided into 100 haler. Most credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are accepted, but it is best to have cash handy when travelling away from Prague and the main tourist centres. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some hotels; commission is highest in hotels. Banks are closed on weekends. ATMs (known as 'bankomats') are becoming more common in Prague and are probably the best way to obtain local currency at a good rate and without commission. The Czech Republic is still cheap compared to the rest of Europe, though the gap is closing.

Opening Times

Daily 9.30am to 6pm (April to October), 9.30am to 5pm (November to March)

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

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