Vyšehrad does not attract only monuments and history lovers these days. The local premises are used for many interesting cultural and social events visited also by thousands of Prague citizens. The premises of the Old Burgrave’s House host few days’ festivals, evening concerts, theatres, and regular weekend programmes for children.
Cultural events for all generations
The Old Burgrave’s House at Vyšehrad used to serve as the residence of the economic administrator of Vyšehrad. It was built, just like the other palace buildings, under the rule of Charles IV in the second half of the 14the century. It was rebuilt into a Baroque palace in the 18th century, and after the reconstruction in the beginning of the 21st century, it now offers an exhibition and lecture hall for 90 people and a cosy café. The transformation of the unique historic building into a modern cultural centre works perfectly.
The reconstructed premises of the Old Burgrave’s House were open to public on 1April 2006. The Gothic palace with Baroque elements has excellent acoustic qualities and it has become a great place for regular cultural events. Every Sunday afternoon, popular theatre performances for children, played by actors from well-known Prague theatre companies, take place there. Dozens of families with children come regularly to enjoy themselves, relax, or take part in art workshops.
A playground full of legends
If you get tired of creative activities, you can take your children to the park or to the playground in the style of ancient Czech legends. Visitors can try the legendary jump of Horymír with his horse Šemík from the Vyšehrad walls. However, they will have to gather their own strength since there is no living horse on the playground.
Relax for parents
Children are entertained and parents will not get the raw deal either. There are always several exhibition and lectures at Vyšehrad. The Summer Scene and the Gallery at Vyšehrad are famous for their programmes. If you just want to relax in the park, there is nothing better than to sit down in the shaded outdoor garden of the Old Burgrave’s House café.
How to get there
The best way to get to Vyšehrad is by the Prague public transport. Take the metro C line to the Vyšehrad stop or a tram to the Albertov or Výtoň stop. The building of the Old Burgrave’s House is located in the south-west corner of the park, almost above the Vyšehrad tunnel. There is a beautiful view of Podolské nábřeží Embankment as well.