Vysehrad Fort and Saturday Market | Prague




I'm obviously loving these autumn colors! And Vysehrad had plenty of it to go around on our Saturday morning walk.

After our day of cramming delicious foods into our mouths on the Taste of Prague Tour, we retreated to our hotel for a nap. Well that nap turned into sleeping through dinner and into the night! Talk about a food coma! And this was all good because we had a morning planned at Vysehrad. Vysehrad is fortress on the southern end of Prague, which meant we would be using the Prague metro for the first time, which turned out to be fairly simple. The fortress, or castle, is a compound of buildings within the fortress wall and construction started here in the 10th century. It contains Prague's oldest surviving building, the Rotunda of St. Martin which was built in the 11th century (pictured below the gate entrance).



Rotunda of St. Martin
Once we finally arrived, we basically just followed the fortress wall and took in the views. The leaves were on their last leg and even though the skies were dreary, I was able to snap a few shots of the autumn colors. (Side note: Autumn is not known as "fall" in the UK. Just fyi) Vysehrad contains many side activities within its walls. I really wanted to visit the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul but there was a wedding in progress but this led to some gorgeous sounds from the church bells celebrating the day!






The fortress wall was incredibly impressive.

















The surrounding green areas and lookout points were all so peaceful and beautiful. We were able to see Prague from a different angle and enjoy the views of the city from the south.









We made our way down to the Vltava River which was easy to do by following our noses. The market was smelling delicious! We didn't stay around for too long at the market. But it was definitely a yummy market. Everything smelled incredible and they had just about every little Czech morsel that you would want to stuff your face with.  I was surprised at the lack of 'goods' at the market, especially with Christmas approaching (the season starts waaaayyyy earlier here) but maybe that's for the best as we were clearly over our weight limit with our luggage on the trip over! But all in all, a very enticing market!




Loved all of the vibrant colors from the veg/fruit area of the market.






Was a trek down to Vysehrad worth it on our trip to Prague? You bet! The diminished crowds, the city views and the amazing market smells were just what we were looking for and Vysehrad delivered! And now, I leave you with some markets tunes (excuse my terrible video taking skills). Happy Monday!


Prague market from Jamie Gunter on Vimeo.


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21 comments

  1. I'm surprised they didn't have more goods too! Love Prague in the Fall (It's forever in me to call it Fall ;))!! So colorful even when the skies are dreary!

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  2. Oooh I just loving seeing Prague from your eyes! I'm finally making it to Vysehrad next weekend (if the weather holds up) and I'm loving this sneak peek--hopefully there are still some leaves on the trees!

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  3. The nature, the architecture, the food, the colors, the swans! I can just imagine twirling around in circles in awe of everything.

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  4. What fantastic photos... that autumn scenery from the Vysehrad area is incredible! Glad you had a good time in Prague. Did you like the food tour?

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  5. It really is on my top 3 places so far...hoping to make it back soon!!

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  6. Well they had goods at the market in town but it was mostly just food at this one. Still....it was amazing!

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  7. Go to the market!!! Such yummy food! I am so jealous that you live there.....we totally fell in love!

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  8. I know right? And add in the church bells and it's perfect! Prague is my fave :)

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  9. Thanks! The food tour was incredible!! I'm so glad we did it. Don't read that post when you are hungry!

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  10. I love fall colors, they look beautiful in Prague. Love your cardigan as well!

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  11. I think we caught the tail end in Prague but I was so happy to see some color! Glad you got to see a little in Iceland ;)

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  12. Wow! I am surprised at how much green-space Prague looks to have. I don't know much about Prague, but I would love to see it in the Fall! Your pics are awesome!

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  13. Prague is pretty much my new favorite! It's laid back and pretty!!

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  14. Such lovely photos! Doesn't Prague really show up autumn so well?! I posted some really similar photos on my blog a few weeks back; some in which I think we must have been standing at the same point! Happy Travel Tuesday to you!
    ~ Marcella

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  15. Isn't Prague just amazing? I'm glad we had a little bit of color left! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Those colors are beautiful! I love seeing cities in autumn - so far we've only seen London, Paris, and Berlin that time of year, but I hope to see more!


    Prague looks like such a beautiful place. I can't wait until we get to go ourselves!

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  17. It's great! It was still crowded towards the end of high tourist season but we still so enjoyed it!

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  18. Oh! Nice. Next time I'm in Prague I need to go to the market!

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