VYŠEHRAD CHURCH, PRAGUE

Czech Republic

Vyšehrad Church, Prague, Czech Republic

The Church of St. Peter and St. Paul stands in the centre of the Vyšehrad fortress, thought to be where Prague started off its existence when Princess Libuse stood here and decided it might be a good place to found a City. A church was built here in the 12th Century, but the bulk of what remains today dates from the 13th after the original was burnt down.

In 1885 further building work was undertaken and the twin towers were added in 1902.

The cemetery around the Church is of great interest as it is the burial place of some of the greatest figures in Czech history including the composers Smetana and Dvořák.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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