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The Spire (Špička) - info center

The area of present day information center and a part of the adjacent passage is all that has remained of the monumental Gothic gate known as Špička (Spire). It was built around 1350 during the reign of Charles IV. as part of the new fortification of Vyšehrad and became its prominent feature. Three-storey gate had a form of passable fortress with a gallery and nine spires that gave it its name. It has been demolished in the eighteen eighties to make place for wider road.

Information, printed materials, souvenirs, refreshment.

Open daily:
January – March, November – December 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
April – October
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

tel.: +420 261 225 304

On 25th January will be open only till 12 a.m.

On 14th of February will be
open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The Brick Gate (Cihelná brána)

The Brick Gate was built in 1841 in Empire style as part of the construction of a new road to Tábor through Vyšehrad on initiative of Karel Chotek, governor of Prague. The gate consists of three passages, one for vehicles, two for pedestrians with guardrooms on sides.

At the present day the premises are used as information center and the main entrance to Casemates with multimedia projection of historical development of Vyšehrad as part of Prague's fortification. 

Open daily:
January –March, November – December
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
April – October
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Tickets to The Casemates and Gorlice.

On 14th of February will be
open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Publications

The historic faces of Vyšehrad

the price: 490 CZK
The historic faces of Vyšehrad
 
Reflections on Vyšehrad, a short guide

the price:  45 CZK 

Available in English, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, French 
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Map of Vyšehrad

the price: 20 CZK 

Available in English, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, French 

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Guided Tours of Vyšehrad

Guided Tours of Vyšehrad


Come venture into the history and discover legends related to Vyšehrad! In 90 minutes, you will visit its most interesting sites. You will take a look inside the Brick Gate and see its exposition which documents Vyšehrad as a fortress. You will pass through the mysterious Casemate dungeons to the underground Gorlice hall where the original statues from the Charles Bridge are kept. Your guide will also acquaint you with Vyšehrad exteriors: unforgettable views of Prague, the Vyšehrad ramparts and gates, the legendary Devils Pillar, Libuše's Bath and the Vyšehrad cemetery dominated by the monumental Slavín tomb.

Guided tours are offeres in Czech and all major world languages (English, German, Russian, Spanish etc.).








Guided tour of the Chapel of Decollation of St. John the Baptist and the Martin's Casemates


Church of Decollation of St. John the Baptist
The Gothic St. John the Baptist Church was built in the second half of the 14th century as a two-nave hall-type edifice set inside the ramparts. This remarkable church survived the Hussite Wars but the transformation of Vyšehrad into a Baroque fortress in 1653–1727 proved fatal to it. Today, modest fragments of the church remain in the mound of the bastion ramparts behind the Baroque chapel of Virgin Mary in the Wall built on the initiative of the Vyšehrad Chapter in 1764.



Please, book your guided tour at least 1 week in advance at:
Kabelikova@praha-vysehrad.cz(or info@praha-vysehrad.cz)

tel.: (+420) 241 410 348 (on weekdays)
tel.: (+420) 261 225 304 (on weekends
and holidays)
or visit our ŠPIČKA information center.

The price of a 90-minute guided tour:
CZK 120 per person for groups
of at least 10 people  

The discounted price for seniors and students is CZK 90 for groups
of at least 20 people

The price includes admission to the Brick Gate, the Casemates and the Gorlice underground hall, and a map.

The price doesn't include admission fee to the Temple of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and the Gothic Cellar.

The guided tours start at the Špička information center. Please, arrive 10–5 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour.

Guided tour of Church of Decollation of St. John the Baptist and the Martin's Casemates

Every weekend
at 11 am and 2 pm.

The guided tour begins at the Špička information center.

The price of the guided tour is
CZK 50 / CZK 30.

Tours can be booked at the
Špička information center

tel.: +420 261 225 304

From January to March, no guided tours are available.


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Children's Playground

The Old Czech Legends Playground is located in the so-called Small Garden on the mound opposite the Rotunda of St. Martin.

The playground was created with participation of children from the Na Bučance kindergarten. They drew pictures of how they imagined the playground and discussed individual play elements with the playground designers on site. The playground is an opportunity to recall the legendary heroes of the Cosmas Chronicle whom children know from Jirásek's Old Czech Legends. You will meet Bivoj with a boar slung over his shoulder, Přemysl the Ploughman, sisters Kazi, Teta and Libuše, father Czech and valiant Horymír. By his statue, you can try the Horymír leap from the ramparts – only without his horse.

The playground elements are designed for children from 3 to 15 years of age.

Open:
May - September
8 am–8 pm
October - April 
9 am-7 pm

 

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How to reach us

by public transit:
Metro line C to Vyšehrad
Tram 7, 14, 18, 24, 54, 55 to Albertov or
Tram 2, 3, 7, 17, 21, 52 to Výtoň

Director's office:
Národní kulturní památka Vyšehrad
V Pevnosti 159/5b
Praha 2  128 00
tel.:  (+420) 241 410 348 / 241 410 247
info@praha-vysehrad.cz


All expositions are open daily:
November – March
9:30 am to 5:00 pm 
April – October
9:30 am to 6:00 pm





In the Vyšehrad Heritage Compound, the following is not allowed:
  • dogs without a leash (except on the field by the Tábor Gate) 
  • roller skating 
  • skateboarding 
  • riding Segways 
  • making fires 
  • camping 
  • damaging plants and trees
  • use of intoxicating and psychotropic substances 
  • sitting and walking on the rampart walls 
  • access to the Vyšehrad rock 

 Any failure to abide by these rules entails a fine by the municipal police.

In the entire Vyšehrad compound, dogs must be kept on a leash. Dogs without a leash are only allowed on the field by the Tábor Gate and under the Brick Gate.


Tour guides available for advance booking.

Maps, guide books and souvenirs are available
at Šipka Information Center and
Brick Gate Information Center.