Vyšehrad cemetery

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Vyšehrad cemetery

The Vyšehrad Cemetery ( Czech : Vyšehradský hřbitov ) is the most famous cemetery in the city of Prague . It was built in 1869 on the site of the Vyšehrad Castle. The cemetery is known as the final resting place of numerous important personalities of the Czech nation. The composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana , the Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha and the Nobel Prize winner Jaroslav Heyrovský are buried in the cemetery. There are also graves of other well-known personalities of Czech origin in the cemetery area.

In the middle of the cemetery is the Slavín monument by the sculptor Antonín Wiehl , which serves as a mausoleum and final resting place for particularly deserving personalities of the Czech people.


Well-known personalities buried in the Vyšehrad cemetery include:

A cenotaph was erected in 2000 for the resistance fighter and women's rights activist Milada Horáková (1901–1950), who fell victim to Stalinist persecution . Her actual remains are on the grounds of the Strašnice crematorium.


  • Pavel Vlk (ed.): Umělecké památky Prahy. Volume 2: Růžena Baťková (ed.): Nové Město, Vyšehrad, Vinohrady (Praha 1). Academia, Prague 1998, ISBN 80-2000627-3 .

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