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Vysehrad Castle and its gardens are located outside Prague on top of a hill beside the River Vltava. It was the former residence of some of the Bohemian Kings until Charles IV came to power and he was responsible for reforming the castle to create the building which we see today. A visit to the castle includes seeing the fortification which was built in the middle of the 10th century as well as the Gothic Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul.

Other important features within the castle grounds are Vyserhad Cemetery, the Slaving Monument within the cemetery and the Pantheon where the most important people in Prague have been buried. More than 600 people have been buried in this cemetery. The castle is open daily and there is a permanent exhibition showing the history of Vysehrad.

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