Prague’s historic Vyšehrad district now has a new information center for visitors. The original center, located in the ruins of the Špička gate, closed at the end of June. The gate was demolished in the 19th century due to traffic congestion, and only a tiny fragment remains today.
The new center, which the National Cultural Monument of Vyšehrad runs, is just a few hundred meters away from the old one, between the Jedlička Institute and the Leopoldová Gate. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers various services, including selling publications, souvenirs, and promotional materials. Visitors can also purchase tickets for the five guided tours of the Vyšehrad district, including the Royal Castle, Baroque Fortress, National Symbol, Evening Walks, and Most Interesting Places of Vyšehrad.
The Royal Castle tour takes visitors through the oldest history and monuments of Vyšehrad, including the unique Church of St. John the Baptist, the remains of the Basilica of St. Lawrence, and the last surviving section of the Romanesque bridge. The Baroque Fortress tour focuses on more recent history, with visits to all of the Vyšehrad gates and the local Martin’s casemates, which played an essential role in defending Prague in the 18th century.
In addition to the new information center, Prague provides funding from the financial settlement fund for various organizations, including Vyšehrad, the Symphonic Orchestra, and Studio Ypsilon.
This new center is a fantastic addition to the Vyšehrad district and offers visitors a great way to learn about the history and culture of Prague.