stablished in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle, the cemetery is the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics. The centerpiece of the cemetery is the Slavín tomb designed by Antonín Wiehl, a large and notable tomb located within Vyšehrad cemetery.



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Hyeyoung Kwak (3 months ago)
It was so meaningful to visit here. How incredible able to visit many of artists or composer’s resting place.
Christian Georgiev (5 months ago)
Need I say it is quiet? Not so crowded and really a quiet getaway, if you feel tired from the crowded main attractions of the city.
Pavel Radkovsky (5 months ago)
Thera are a lot of well-known people buried there. Still, we specifically went to see Milada Horáková's memorial to pay tribute to this lady murdered by communists in 1950.
Jema Baku (16 months ago)
Interesting place to visit and walk around
Vladimir Pecha (18 months ago)
Cemetery at the church of st. Peter and Paul has been a place of rest of important Czech personalities since the 19th century. Its predecessor in this place existed already in 1260, but it was rebuilt into the national burial place only in 1869. Its extraordinary position is evidenced by the exception, which was granted in 1785 during the reform of Emperor Joseph II. Burial was permitted here by a special decree, although at the other cemeteries inside the city were strictly prohibited. The entrance to the cemetery can be found to the left of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul at Vyšehrad. Around 600 prominent personalities are buried here - writers, scientists, poets, artists, composers, actors, doctors, or politicians In 1889–1893 a common tomb for the most important personalities of Czech history named Slavín was built here according to a project by Antonín Wiehl. Hřbitov při kostelu sv. Petra a Pavla je od 19. století místem odpočinku významných českých osobností. Jeho předchůdce byl na tomto místě již v roce 1260, na národní pohřebiště byl však prostor přebudován až v roce 1869. O jeho vyjimečném postavení svědčí výjimka, která mu byla udělena v roce 1785 za reforem císaře Josefa II. Zvláštním výnosem tu bylo povoleno pohřbívání, ačkoliv ostatní hřbitovy u kostelů uvnitř města musely být zrušeny. Vchod do hřbitova najdete nalevo od Baziliky sv. Petra a Pavla na Vyšehradě. Je tu pochováno kolem 600 významných osobností – spisovatelů, vědců, básníků, výtvarných umělců, skladatelů, herců, lékařů, nebo politiků, například A. Dvořák, K. Čapek, B. Němcová, K. H. Mácha, J. Neruda, A. Mucha, M. Aleš, E. Destinnová, J. Heyrovský, B. Smetana a další. V letech 1889–1893 tu byla podle projektu Antonína Wiehla postavena společná hrobka pro nejvýznamnější osobnosti české kultury, umění, vědy a techniky Slavín.
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