THE TÁBOR GATE
The Tábor Gate, today’s entrance to the Vyšehrad area from the direction of Pankrác and Vyšehrad metro station, was built around 1640 to guard the route from South Bohemia, Tábor and Benešov to the Prague towns. It’s a tower-type gate with a vaulted driveway closed on both sides by stone portals. On the first elevated floor, there used to be a guard room for the operators of the drop-down grating and a corridor for shooters. In 1931, a pedestrian gateway was broken through the fortification wall.