Along the river, Vysehrad and Cubism
ALONG THE RIVER BANK - VYSEHRAD CASTLE AND CUBISM
Meet: Café Rudolfi num (weę ll take a tram Nr. 17 along the river bank), right in the Rudolfi num, Alšovo nábřeží 12, www.caferudolfinum.cz, or pick up in your hotel after your wishes
Situated within the castle is the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, as well as the Vyšehrad Cemetery,containing the remains of many famous people from the Czech history, among them Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Karel Čapek, and Alphons Mucha.Local legend holds that Vyšehrad was the location of the fi rst settlement which would later become Prague, though thus far this claim remains unsubstantiated. When Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV began to build the Prague Castle in its current dimensions in the early 14th century, the deteriorating castle Vyšehrad was abandoned as a royal home. Nowadays it is a peaceful place visited by Czechs mainly, esoterics
claim – with a special energy. And Czech Cubism: Sharp points, slicing planes, crystalline shapes. These are the trademarks of the Czech Cubists – a unique, avant-garde group, feverishly active in Prague between 1910 and 1914. Under the Vysehrad Castle there is a unique collection of cubistic houses, rare to see in Europe.
Meeting point: please see the interactive map below: