- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be sure to grab a map on your way in to Vysehrad Cemetery. It will guide you right to the specific graves you want to visit. Without it, you may be wandering for quite some time.
- Since its opening in 1869. the cemetery at Vysehrad has served as the final resting place for over 600 leading Czech cultural figures. Notable names include the composers Dvorak and Smetana, and the writers Karel Čapek, Jan Neruda and Božena Nĕmcová. The cemetery's centerpiece is the Slavin Monument, a striking common grave erected in 1894. About 50 great Czech artists are buried here, included the painter, Alfons Mucha, and the sculptor, Josef Vaclav Myslbek. Keeping in line with the artistic souls resting here, the gravestones themselves are a sight to behold.
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