Your Guide to the Permanent & Temporary Vyšehrad Exhibitions in 2023
Vyšehrad, a fort dating back to the 10th century, symbolizes the rich history of the Czech Republic. The Baroque fortress has undergone several changes including the renovation of the stunning Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in neo-Gothic style, and the foundation of the Vyšehrad Cemetery and Slavín tomb, which serves as the resting place of prominent writers, artists, doctors, musicians, politicians, and other Czech personalities. If you wish to learn more about Vyšehrad's history, you can visit one of the exhibitions in the complex for a small fee.
Permanent Exhibitions at Vyšehrad
Vyšehrad exhibitions highlight the transformation of the Baroque fortress through the many historical forms it took over time. It portrays the lifestyle and the different kinds of activities the people of Vyšehrad enjoyed in the third or fourth millennium BC. If you’re visiting the gallery, you can learn more about the changes this place underwent with regard to its designation over time.
The Historical Appearances of Vyšehrad is a permanent exhibition that happens in the Gothic Cellar – a palace structure built during the rule of Charles IV – every day from 10 AM to 6 PM.
You can access the Gothic Cellar barrier-free from the area in front of the Old Burgrave’s House. The admission cost is 70 Kč (€2.8) for a single person. If you plan to visit with family (two adults and two children), you’ll have to pay 140 Kč (€5.60). Entry is free for children below six years of age.
This Vyšehrad exhibition highlights the amalgamation of the city’s past and present. It shows how history reflects the development of the city in its present form. A 3D model of contemporary Prague is used to put the spotlight on the fortification. You will also be shown an audio-visual presentation explaining the same through renovations and reconstructions over centuries, and period photographs.
Vyšehrad in the History of Prague Fortifications is a permanent exhibition that is held at the gallery every day from 10 AM to 6 PM. This Vyšehrad exhibition is part of the guided tours – the Casemates and the Gorlice hall and the Pre-booked Guided Tour - organized by the gallery daily.
The tickets cost 90 Kč (€3.60) for a single person. If you visit with your family (two adults and two children), you’ll have to pay 180 Kč (€7.20). Entry is free for children below six years of age. Book the guided tour in advance if you’re a group of over 10 people visiting between April and September. You can buy tickets at the Brick Gate information center.
A 17th-century medieval watchtower was converted into what we, today, know as the Vyšehrad Gallery. The gallery, built on a rock above the supposed Libuše’s Bath, exhibits the work of young authors and important artists with a special focus on painting and related media. It displays works of artists who work on a single medium that is itself experimented with using different methods.
Curator Petr Vaňous is in-charge of the dramaturgy of the exhibitions. The admission cost stands at 20 Kč (€0.80). Vyšehrad Gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday from 1 pm to 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. It remains closed in January and February.
Past Exhibitions at Vyšehrad Gallery
Eyes of the Horizon is an exhibition of a series of paintings by Ester Knapová, an award-winning artist with several projects like Zero Generation, Side Job, and TA MALBA among others, to her name. A graduate of Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts, Ester won the Audience Award in 2022.
The exhibition will take place at the Vyšehrad Gallery from 4th March to 17th April 2022.
Tuesday - Friday: 1 PM to 6 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM
The tickets to this exhibition cost 20 CZK (€0.82)
How to Attend Vysehrad Exhibitions?
The Vysehrad exhibitions can be accessed with a separate entry ticket that you can purchase at the venue. The entry to the exhibitions is not included with the entry tickets to Vysehrad Castle. For an extra nominal fee, you can gain a in-depth understanding of Vysehrad and its glorious history.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vysehrad Exhibitions
A. There are two permanent Vysehrad exhibitions - Historical Appearances of Vyšehrad and Vyšehrad in the History of Prague Fortification. A temporary exhibition of painting called Eyes of the Horizon is being held from March 4th to April 17th, 2022 at the Vysehrad Gallery.
A. Yes, there are two permanent exhibitions at Vysehrad - Historical Appearances of Vyšehrad and Vyšehrad in the History of Prague Fortification.
A. Yes, you need to buy tickets to view the various exhibitions - permanent and temporary - at Vysehrad.
A. Vysehrad is located at V Pevnosti 159/5b, 128 00 Praha 2-Vyšehrad, Czechia. Find the location of Vyšehrad on maps here.
A. Vysehrad is a historical fortress located in Prague. Vysehrad has had a vibrant history - it has served as a royal castle, a place of military importance, and now, it enjoys the status of being a national symbol.