Prague's Other Castle - Vyšehrad

Jan, the friendly host at Lida Guesthouse recommended that we take time to visit Prague's 'other' castle, Vyšehrad.  Our accommodation was a bit off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood outside the city center.  We like staying at places like this because you get more of a local flavor and often discover gems that other tourists don't bother with.
We walked through an impressive gate into the park leading up to Vyšehrad.
A guard tower, unoccupied in modern times sat at the side of the road.
The grounds of Vyšehrad were quite lush and park-like.  I really liked this wall with flowers tumbling over it.
We walked around the perimeter of the fortification and admired the Vltava in the distance.
We got a peek of the church on the grounds through the trees.
Various gardens and vines lined the retaining wall that kept Vyšehrad from tumbling down the hill.
We made our way toward the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul.  Various locally famous statues lined the green around the church.
The doors to the church were highly gilded.
The facade of the church was impressive against the blue sky above.
We took a walk through the nearby cemetery.
Some of the tombstones were quite unusual...like this pair of hands...
...this statue that looked more like a  poltergeist...
...and even a spiderweb!
Some of the graves were much more traditional (and opulent).
Some famous Czech people are also buried here, like the musician Dvorak.
We took a final pass through the cemetery.
 We admired the views from Vyšehrad's walls before heading back into town.

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