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Vysehrad cemetery is located in the historic district of Prague – Vysehrad, at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
In the 19th century, the cemetery became the burial place of more than 600 noble figures of the Czech national revival. In the 1960s, the cemetery was expanded, after which it became a burial place of national importance. In 1889-1893, the Slavin mausoleum was erected here, in which prominent figures of the Czech Republic were buried. The famous sculptor I. Mauder was responsible for the decoration of the mausoleum. The author of Slavin's project and the architectonic solution of the cemetery itself was Antonin Wigl.
Such famous people as sculptor I.V. were buried in the mausoleum. Myslbek, artist V. Ginais, writer Yu. Zeyer, poets I.V. Sladek and J. Vrchlicki, violinist J. Kubelik, artist V. Shpala, director, composer and playwright E.F. Burian, sculptor J. Lauda, poet I. Gora, and writer M. Puimanova. The following were buried in the cemetery: A. Dvorak, M. Alesh, B. Smetana, M. Shvabinski, K. Chapek, Vitezslav Nezval, K.G. Makha, B. Nemtsova, J. Neruda, and many other representatives of Czech national culture.
Next to the Vysehrad cemetery there is a small chapel with a statue of St. Ludmila, made in the 18th century by sculptor M. Brokoff .
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