Prague is an amazingly beautiful city located on the rolling hills. The picturesque parks and gardens of Prague surrounding the magnificent palaces and medieval temples create a unique pacifying atmosphere of the Czech capital. You will find green oases of nature in the center, hidden from the bustle of the metropolis behind high walls, and located on the hills, from where the amazing landscapes of Prague Castle and the New City open. A visit to unique parks and gardens will fill your stay in Prague with vivid impressions, emotions and beautiful photographs.
The Old Town Embankment offers a picturesque view of the green hill that adorned the left bank of the Vltava River – the famous Letna Park or Letinsky Gardens. From a height that serves as a wonderful observation deck, you can enjoy free views of the Old Town, the Vltava and Prague bridges. Rising into the park, you will see a monument in the form of a huge swinging metronome, set after the Velvet Revolution, where a monument to Stalin had previously stood.
Recreation areas with playgrounds, roller-skating paths and cycling rides are located on the eastern side of Leten Gardens. Within Letna there is the Beer Garden – Letná Beer Garden with the Staropramen restaurant. On the west side of the park you will see the building of the cast-iron Hanavian pavilion of the Baroque style, dated 1891.
You can get to Letensky Gardens by leaving the metro station Malostranska, walk along the promenade to Chekhov Bridge. It is convenient to get to the entrance to the Beer Garden by trams 1, 8,12, 25, 14.2,26, getting off at the Letenské náměstí stop.
Park Stromovka was created in 1268 by King Ottokar II. Since then, the park has been popularly called Královská obora. Over the centuries, the territory has been supplemented by a hunting lodge on a high hill, from where an amazing panorama of Old Prague opens today. The final look in the form of an English landscape style was given to the park by Emperor Rudolph II at the end of the 17th century. Until 1804, Stromovka was closed to the people. Today, the park attracts with wide alleys and green meadows, where residents of Prague love to arrange picnics.
In summer, lakes surrounded by weeping willows bloom with an abundance of lilies, filling the area with the voices of waterfowl. Here you admire the flowering and aromas of the rose garden. Coniferous plants and blue spruce serve as a decoration of the park all year round. Walking in Stromovka can be combined with a visit to the most modern planetarium in the city.
Directions to the park Stromovka: metro Nádraží Holešovice, tram: 12, 17, 24; 53, 54.
Kinsky Garden – an English park on the slopes of Petrin Hill in the 1920s, Rudolph appeared thanks to Rudolf Kinsky, who bought land in this place. One part of the park is a flat area in front of the Kinsky ancestral palace with a large beautiful lawn and the oldest plane tree near the gatekeeper’s house. Behind the palace, a hill rises 130 meters.
After the death of Rudolph, the widow opened the paid entrance to the park to the townspeople. When the landlady passed away, the municipality bought the property from the heirs in order to preserve this beauty for the people. Today, the park enjoys walks along wonderful avenues and relaxation on luxurious lawns. Children enjoy learning playgrounds.
In the Kinsky palace, expositions of the National Museum of Culture and Life of the Czech People are expanded, master classes in crafts are held. Climbing up the hill opens up scenic views of the park: the lower pond with a sculpture of Hercules, the Transcarpathian wooden church of St. Michael of 1750, and from the height of the observation deck an amazing panorama of the Old Town.
To get to the Kinsky Garden, you need to use trams No. 9, 12, 20 and go to the Švandovo divadlo stop.
Kampa Park is an island with an area of about 3 hectares, washed on one side by the Vltava River, and on the other hand, the Chertovka stream man-made in the XII century. A landscape close to our time was formed by the end of the 17th century. The lower park with growing plane trees stretched along the banks of the Vltava. The park, located at the top along Chertovka, is covered with centuries-old chestnuts, maples and beeches.
Since the Middle Ages there was only one mill with a colorful cafe located in it. From its windows you can see the wonderful landscape of the Vltava. While strolling, go to the Kampa Museum, introducing the 400-year-old dynasty of bakers who owned the mills here. In the park there are several gardens with attractions and the English garden Kaiserstejn with a palace in Baroque architecture, known as Liechtenstein.
You can visit Kampa Park from April to the end of October from 8.00 to 19.00, from November to the end of March – from 8.00 to 17.00, by tram: 12, 15, 20, 22, 23, 41 – stop: Hellichova.
Zvezda Nature Reserve Park appeared in Prague in the 16th century thanks to King Ferdinand II of Habsburg, who erected a palace in 1558 in the forest often in honor of his beloved wife Filipina Welser. The mansion in the shape of a six-pointed star, built in the Renaissance style, was decorated with skillful paintings made by painters from Italy. A museum dedicated to the battles on the White Mountain has been opened in the restored palace today.
The park is equipped with gazebos and benches for relaxation, harmoniously blending into shady alleys, beech and oak groves. It is open to visitors at any time of the year. You can see the Zvezda Palace from May to September from 10.00 to 18.00, in April and October until 17.00 for 60 Kč. On Monday, the palace is closed to visitors.
You can get to the park by trams 15, 22.25, leading to Vypich – terminus number 15 or trams number 1.2 and 18, get off at the final stop Petřiny and go to the end of Zvezda street turning right onto Libocká street, where you will see the entrance to a park.
Sacre Coeur Park
A high hill towering above the Prague region of Smichnov is decorated with a picturesque park with the French name Sacre Coeur. From 1872 to 1919 there was a convent of the Heart of the Lord. Now Sacre Coeur is a municipal park that delights with velvet lawns and flower beds, deciduous, coniferous and fruit trees. It is surrounded by hedges of ornamental shrubs and trees.
The multi-stage relief allowed on the hill to create playgrounds for youth and children with a curving slope, rides and exercise machines. There are benches in the park, sitting on which it is good to admire the panorama of the New City from the height of the hill. You can get into this green oasis of Prague at any time of the year directly from the building of the shopping and entertainment center Novy Smichnov. A suspension bridge has been equipped from the second floor to the park or climbed a hill up the stairs from Kartouzské Street.
You need to get to Sacre Coeur by metro (line B), getting off at Anděl station or by trams No. 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20; 54, 58, 59 to the Anděl stop.
Where the luxurious Khotkov Gardens are located today, in the 14th – 15th centuries, fruit plantations, orchards and vegetable gardens were fruitful, there were warehouses, riding grounds and knightly tournaments. In 1832, at the behest of burggraph Karel Hotek, they laid down a city park in the English style. In the landscape of gardens you will see ancient hornbeams, interesting landscape gardening objects.
The landscape of a romantic lake with islands in the form of flower beds and a trickle flowing into it flowing from a grotto – a monument to the Czech playwright Julius Zeyer with marble statues of the heroes of his works is delightful. The sculpture of the Roman goddess of fertility – Pomona – attracts attention on the picturesque lawn. Heading to the south side of the gardens you will be taken to one of the best observation deck in the Czech capital overlooking Prague Castle and the Vltava.
A pedestrian bridge from Letna Park leads to Khotkovy Gardens, you can also go up the stairs from Chotkova Street. You need to get here by metro to the Malostranská station or by trams No. 2, 12, 18, 20, leaving at the stop Chotkovy sady.
The Zitytkovy Gardens are surrounded by the Palacký Square, the Vltava Embankment, Dřevná Street and the square near the Emmaus Monastery. Their simple landscape design appears in the form of a rectangular lawn, surrounded by trees, flower beds and comfortable benches. A feature of Zhitkovy gardens is the central part, located below the level of the whole terrain. Go down the stairs to it. On the eastern side of the gardens stands an original 16-meter-high monument to the legionnaires and soldiers who died in World War I.
It appears as a sculptural composition of the figures of seven legionaries led by a soldier holding a banner in his hands. The park is usually not crowded, filled with people on holidays. It is located near the southern exit of the Karlovo náměstí metro station (line B). By tram you can get No. 21,17,16,10,4, 3, 2 to the Palackého náměstí stop.
The Royal Garden is the most luxurious, deified and largest green oasis in the area of Prague Castle, spread out on the north side near the Royal Palace. The arrangement of the Royal Garden began by decree of King Ferdinand I in the middle of the 16th century in the Renaissance style. In the XVIII century, its landscape with landscape gardening and the palace acquired a baroque view.
Walking in the modern Royal Garden, you enjoy not only magnificent landscape landscapes, statues and fountains. Conquers the facade and the baroque interior of the restored Queen Anna Summer Palace, the interior design of the gaming room – Myachovna. It is interesting to see the restored villa of Eduard Benes and the greenhouse, walk along the panoramic promenade to the Lower Deer Moat.
The garden is open from April to October. You will find the main entrance next to Prashny Bridge. There are trams No. 22, 23, 41 – stop Královský letohrádek.
Passing through the Small Country not far from Charles Bridge or the Waldstein Palace, you will see a gray wall with an arch leading to the paradise of the earth – Voyanov Gardens. Entering there, you find yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of a cozy English park with lush greenery, flowery abundance and peacocks walking. Here, besides orchards, fragrant rose gardens and ponds with fish splashing in them, medieval sights delight.
The early baroque view of the chapel of St. Elias, built in the form of a grotto and the statue of St. Joseph in the chapel, is fascinating. The monastery wing will surprise you with a sundial of the 17th century with the image of St. Theresa. The north side of the park is interesting for a baroque chapel with amazing ceiling paintings. Going out onto the panoramic terrace with a sculpture of St. John of Nepomuk, enjoy the cityscape that opens to your eyes.
Entrance to the Voyanovy Gardens is free, open from 8.00 to 17.00. They are followed by trams Nos. 1, 7, 11, 12, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 41, 97 to the stop Malostranské náměstí.
Riegrovy sady – a picturesque recreation area, occupying 11 hectares in the city beyond the central station. The park was created in the 19th century and was named after the Czech politician Riegra, who has a monument here. A variety of trees and shrubs gives the landscape of the park a natural park look. The central part of the Rieger Gardens is notable for its playgrounds with attractions and the Milk Tower, of classical architecture.
There is a cafe inside the tower where you can relax with a cup of coffee while admiring the beautiful view of the center of the Czech capital. The park is crossed by many paths equipped with benches for relaxation, and the path leading to the promenade is bordered with flowers. The park is open for visitors all year round. In winter, slides and skating rinks are equipped here.
It is convenient to get to the Rieger Gardens by metro to Jiřího Poděbrad station, there is tram number 11 (stop Italská) and bus number 135 (stop Na Smetance).
Pruhonice Park – a UNESCO-protected facility located on 250 hectares in the suburbs of Prague in the valley of the Botić River. The dark greenery of conifers here contrasts with light deciduous plantings. The territory is decorated with numerous waterfalls and artificial lakes with blooming water lilies and swimming fish. Huge collections of rhododendrons, irises, roses, azaleas and other flowers create a festive atmosphere in the park.
The park’s paths are laid out taking into account the peculiarities of the landscape, so that during the walk, the visitor opens up new interesting places. The largest rock garden in Europe is impressive; cozy lawns beckon for a family picnic. In front of the magnificent Pruhonitsky castle of the 16th century, a pond spilled out near which the townspeople like to relax. Usually one day is not enough to see all the beautiful corners of the park, so you need to go there early.
Buses depart from Opatov metro to Pruhonice every 15 minutes. A visit to the park is paid. An adult ticket costs 80 Kč, a child ticket costs 50 Kč, and a family ticket costs 210 Kč.
The large green park Gostivarz with a wonderful forest lake and the Botíč River, located in the southeast of Prague, is a popular holiday destination for citizens and tourists. This is the only cable car park in Prague equipped with trees on suspended trails with 23 obstacles 5 meters above the ground and 3 cable cars. The lighter yellow track is intended for children up to 110 cm tall and untrained adults. The red track is equipped with difficult obstacles and is suitable for trained people.
For a relaxing holiday in the fresh air, shops and playgrounds are perfectly integrated into the landscape. It is a pleasure to watch the animals that live in a small zoo and the swan family swimming in the lake.
The guesthouse is open from mid-April until the end of October from 11.00 to 17.00. The ticket costs for adults – 200 Kč, for children under 15 years – 150 Kč. The ticket price includes a safety kit and elementary education. You can get to the park by metro to the stations: Depot Gostivarzh and Skalka or by tram.
In the urban area of Prague is an amazing natural recreation area – Kunratice-Michel Forest, covering an area of more than 300 hectares. In addition to the oaks, spruce, larch, linden and birch trees that are usual for the Czech Republic, here you will see two meta-saucas that have disappeared in Europe and grow near the forester’s house. The forest is rich in lakes, small rivers, ponds and streams.
They go to the source near the chapel of St. Wenceslas in order to collect holy water according to a legend that relieves of enemies. Here you can meet the forest inhabitants: hares, badgers, deer, squirrels and pheasants, see wild and domestic animals in the mini-zoo, admire the mouflon family – the “highlight” of the forest. In the depths of the forest, the ruins of the castle of the Czech King Wenceslas IV have been preserved, the castle bridge has been reconstructed.
For active recreation, hiking trails are laid, trails for rollerblading are paved, playgrounds are equipped. You can enjoy national cuisine in the tavern, preserved from Kunratitsky fortress. You can come to Kunratice-Michel Forest at any time of the year. It is convenient to get to it by metro to the Roztyly station or by buses No. 135, 203.
The construction in 1623 of the Waldstein Garden and the palace complex, amazing in beauty and color, was due to the military commander Albrecht of the Waldstein family. Walking through the garden, it is a pleasure to admire the walking peacocks, the architecture of the palace, a pool with goldfish and a green island in the center with a towering figure of Hercules.
The western side of the garden is notable for an alley of bronze sculptures – heroes of ancient Greek myths. Among the architectural “pearls” scattered around the park, the Venus fountain is amazing, flaunting near the loggia of Giovanni Pieroni, an amazing colonnade, stucco molding and frescoes. It is worth paying attention to the huge grotto of the 17th century with extended stalactites and a small chapel, directed to the sky to the height of a three-story building.
Wallenstein Garden is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00 from April to October. From the metro station “Malostranska” on Letenska street, it is not difficult to walk or walk up Waldstein Square up Tomashevskaya Street. Trams Nos. 2, 22, 23 go to the garden to the stop “Malostranska”.
Divoka Sharka Natural Park
Divoka Sharka Nature Reserve, located on the outskirts of Prague, at an altitude of 255-360 meters, is the largest park, impressive in its natural beauty. Its name, translated as Wild Sharka, is fanned by legends of Czech Amazons, thanks to the virgin Sharka, who defeated male soldiers. This is confirmed by the Divchi Skok rock above the Sharetskaya Valley. Landscapes of the reserve combine deciduous forests with conifers, interspersed with green meadows and glades, lakes, streams and springs.
Among the wildlife, paved paths with benches and pavilions are laid, equipped with paid pools for children and adults, filled from the Sharetsky stream. There are several cliffs in the reserve, which have become the training place for climbers and slackline lovers. Underground tunnels and catacombs punched in the rocky hills by the Germans during the Second World War became a historical landmark of Divoki Sharki.
To enjoy the nature of Divoki Sharki, take tram number 20 or number 25, bus number 225 or number 179, getting off at the stop “Divoká Šárka”. Next to the McDonald´s cafe will be the entrance to the park.
Vitkov Park – one of the most elevated in Prague, is located on a 270-meter hill. Visitors to Vitkov will be able to combine a pleasant stay in a place densely covered with trees and decorative bushes, learning a lot of facts about the heroic history of the state. The hill is famous for the victory of the Hussites in the battle with the German crusaders in June 1420, as reminiscent of a grandiose bronze equestrian monument to the leader of the Hussites, Jan ижižka.
At the pedestal of the monument is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, nearby is the National Memorial complex. Above the forested area you can see flying peregrine falcons, and local residents resting on the green lawns. There are special paths for hiking, cycling and rollerblading. A pedestrian tunnel of 303 meters long was dug under the hill, connecting the Zizkov and Karlin districts.
You can get to Vitkov Park by metro, getting off at Florenc station or trams No. 1, 9, 11, getting off at Ohrada stop.
Vysehrad Gardens are residents of Prague consider a romantic corner of the city, riddled with mysticism. They are located on a high hill, starting behind the old gates left over from the medieval ramparts. Among the trees, shady alleys, flower beds and green lawns, there are many historical monuments.
Walking around the park, you will see the Devil’s Pillars, recognized as the remnants of a sundial from pagan times, go to the Vysehrad cemetery, where the Slavin pantheon is located, with the graves of famous figures of the country. On the site of the former palace of the monarchs you will see a lawn with sculptural groups of real and mythical heroes of the Czech Republic. Under the crowns of centuries-old trees cozy cafes and several playgrounds are located. It is worth going to the observation deck to enjoy the city’s view from above.
To Vysehrad Gardens you need to go by tram No. 2, 3, 5, 4, 7, 12, 17, 20, 21, 92, 99 to the stop Výtoň.
Park Parukaržka is located on a high hill in the Prague district of Zizkov. Its ridiculous name comes from the profession of the last owner of this piece of land, the former manufacturer of wigs, which in Czech means “parukarzh”. Previously, the place on the hill was called the Holy Cross because of the large cross established on top of the wife of the Prague baker.
In the middle of the last century, bomb shelters were built inside the hill, some of which today serve as a club for entertainment of extreme and informal people. There are no elaborate small architectural forms, rose gardens and ornamental shrubs on Parukarzhka. A spacious green lawn surrounded by trees is an island of natural nature, where residents of the area like to have picnics, and children have fun on inflatable attractions.
Parukaržka is a wonderful panoramic platform, a free park where you can come at any time from the Namesti metro station to trams No. 5.26 or the Glavni Nadrazhi metro station to tram No. 9 and buses No. 136.175 to the stop Olšanské náměstí.
The botanical garden, spread over 50 hectares in the Prague region of Troy, amazes with the diversity of the plant world, represented by the flora of all parts of the world. Take a stroll in the Japanese garden – a colorful corner of nature with an artificial mountain stream surrounded by Japanese maples, rhododendrons and bamboo. He introduces Japanese symbolism and the art of bonsai.
A visit to the historic vineyard of St. Clara will delight connoisseurs of grape wine offered by the winery. Near the vineyard you will see a unique artifact – a sand plate with the imprint of a dinosaur footprint, which is 210 million years old. The pearl of the garden is the Fata Morgana greenhouse, teeming with tropical and subtropical vegetation. Most of all, it affects the grandiose aquariums in the form of two ponds connected by a glass tunnel.
The right side will open the underwater world of the tropics of Eurasia and Africa, in the left aquarium you will see vegetation and exotic inhabitants of the deep sea of South America. The Botanical Garden is open for visits: March, October from 9.00 to 17.00, April to 18.00, May-September to 20.00, November-February to 16.00.
The greenhouse is open: April – September from 9.00 to 18.00, the rest of the months, as well as the botanical garden. Note that Monday in the greenhouse is a day off. The ticket price to the Botanical Garden is 85 Kč, combined with the Fata Morgana greenhouse is 150Kč. The garden can be reached from the Nádraží Holešovice metro station (red line C) with bus number 112 – stop Botanicka Zahrada.
Gardens on the Shafts
The Garden on the Shafts was created in the 18th century on the site of protective ramparts surrounding the slopes of the Hradcany Hill of Prague Castle. Now observation platforms with belvederes with marble columns are placed along the length of the defense wall. On the base of the old fortress you will see a semicircular terrace with an obelisk similar to the top of the tower of the church of St. George. At the entrance to the park, a magnificent old fountain and a winter garden with a Bull staircase in the center attract attention.
Walking along the paths of the gardens on Vali, you are amazed at the beauty and the number of architectural attractions in different styles. Statues of angels with torches and a fountain with a statue of Samson, tearing the lion’s mouth, are interesting. The park landscape delights with the originality of flowerbeds and the well-groomed lawns shading natural rarities – corners with catalps, Japanese scarlet, weeping beech, Chinese meta sequoia, and tulip-flowering red-faced.
There is a garden on Valakh not far from the Malostranská metro station, you can also get there by trams No. 2, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 41, leaving at the Malostranská stop.
The second largest park of the Czech capital – Havlíčkovy Sady, is located in the Vinohrady district. This is the only park with vineyards, growing terraces on the hillside. Havlichkovy gardens were laid in the form of an English park. Here 25 species of birds live and more than 20 species of trees grow. At the top of the hill rises a building in the neo-Renaissance style – Villa Lower Landhaus.
Walking in the Gavlichkovy gardens, look into the grotto of a rocky cave with multi-level labyrinths equipped with viewing platforms. Having visited the distillery, you can taste the wine, and then admire the view of the city from the carved wooden terrace. Of interest is the restored 19th-century villa with arches and frescoes on the pediment, owned by industrialist Grebe.
Havlíčkovy gardens are open all year with free admission. You can get to them from the Náměstí Míru metro station by trams No. 4, 22; 57, 59 to the stop: Ruská.
The Vrtbov Garden, located on the slope of Petřín, is recognized as one of the most beautiful parks in the Baroque style. Created at the beginning of the 18th century, it is included in the UNESCO list as a monument of landscape gardening. The garden is arranged on three terraces, interconnected by stairs and ramps. At the foot of the first terrace, among the luxurious French flowerbeds that surround the circular pool with a statuette in the center, you can see the Salla Terrena relaxation pavilion, notable for its ancient wooden panels with birds, frescoes on the dome depicting Venus and Adonis and sculptures of Bacchus and Ceres.
The lower terrace pleases the eye with cone-shaped and spherical shrubs, a romantic boxwood alley. Climbing the middle terrace along a wide staircase decorated with statues of gods and flowerpots, you will admire the pool with a fountain. On the stairs branching into two wings, go up to the upper platform to take a look around the whole Prague Castle.
The garden is open to visitors daily from April to October from 10.00 to 18.00. Admission by ticket – 30Kč. Get on the metro on the green line to the Malostranska station, then walk down Karmelitskaya street.
Frantiskana Garden is located in the center of Prague. This is a small cozy garden, founded in the middle of the XIV century by the Carmelite monastery. It appears in the form of a square lawn bordered by a hedge of yew, fruit trees and rose bushes. Here you can relax on the benches installed under the arches twined with roses.
The center of the garden stands out for its baroque gazebo, a little further attracts attention is a sculptural composition of three dancing fairies and a spring with sculptures of forest nymphs. In the summer heat, a fountain with a statue of a boy with a shell in his hands gives life-giving freshness. When entering from Wenceslas Square, pay attention to the reliefs of the metal gate with a biography of St. Francis on the Aero passage.
The garden is open daily: from April 15 to September 14 from 7.00 to 22.00; September 15 – October 14 to 20.00; from October 15 to April 14 – from 8.00 to 19.00. After leaving at the Můstek metro station, you can also enter it from Jungman Square and Vodichkova Street. You need to get by trams No. 3, 5, 6, 9, 14, 24, 41 to the stop Václavské náměstí.
Ledeburg Garden is one of the most beautiful southern terraced gardens on Prague Castle. It was created behind the Ledeburg Palace in the 17th century in the Baroque style, conquering landscapes with features of Viennese, Italian and French gardens. The park landscape consists of two parts: flat – lower and upper, characterized by a slope. Five garden terraces are connected by a steep staircase.
At the end of the stairs, visitors approach the pink and white pavilion – the gloriette, which offers a wonderful view of the terraced walls twined with vine and climbing roses, trimmed evergreen fences and plants in large flowerpots. An open garden hall is notable in the lower ground floor. The green zone with a fountain – a spring and a fountain with the figure of Hercules, plunging the many-headed Hydra, are pleasing to the eye.
You can enjoy the beauty of Ledburg from 10.00 to 18.00 by buying a ticket worth a little over 100 Kč. You can get here by metro on line A to the Malostranská station or by trams No. 2, 12, 15, 20, 22, 23.
The Great Fürstenberg Garden is a vivid example of the Baroque style, which successfully combines natural corners with the imagination of landscape designers. It is located on 10 terraces connected by elegant staircases. The landscapes of each terrace are decorated with sheared bushes and trees in the form of different shapes, rose gardens, small pools with statues in the antique style.
Each terrace is surrounded by balustrades of the 18th century and equipped with wrought iron benches, where you can relax before climbing to the next level of the garden. It is best to start the excursion from the bottom of the gardens, revealing the more breathtaking views of the Prague landscape when climbing.
Entrance to the garden – with a ticket worth 50 Kč. It is open from 10.00 daily, finishing work in April and October at 18.00, in May and September at 19.00, in August at 20.00, in June-July at 21.00. From November to March, the gardens are closed to visitors. You can get to them by metro Malostranská and trams No. 2, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 41 to the stop Malostranská.
Cherninsky Garden got its name from the names of the owners of the palace, which he has been surrounding since the end of the 17th century. Like many gardens in Prague, it is visually divided into 2 parts. The old part of the garden adjacent to the palace resembles an equilateral triangle in shape, surrounded by a high fence around the perimeter. This section of the garden has four terraces.
On the lower terrace, a sculpture of Heracles fighting with a snake and an arched garden gazebo, built in the Italian style of Salla Terrena, attract attention. Climbing the old staircase to the upper level, enjoy the view and freshness of two fountains bordered by lush vegetation. A walk through the new garden, spread out behind the palace, will delight you with the beauty of the landscape with natural compositions of various types of trees.
The garden is open for free visits from May to October from 10.00 to 17.00. You can get to it by trams No. 22 and 23, getting off at the Pohořelec stop.
Garden on the Bastion
The garden on the Bastion is located on the site of a medieval citadel that protected the city from the west. Today, he appears in an exquisite Italian style interspersed with Japanese motifs. The garden begins with the correct form of the plot with cypress and yew trees, between which it is a pleasure to stroll along the laid gravel paths. Here is a historical object – fragments of an ancient fortress, decorated with a pergola with columns entwined with vines.
The garden in the northern part gives the impression of a natural green massif. The Из zest ’of the garden on the Bastion is the rounded« Ladder of the Shoulder ’, which connected it with the Fourth Courtyard of Prague Castle. Standing on the steps in the center and saying a few words, you will experience the unique acoustic properties of a staircase that changes your voice greatly.
The most convenient way to get to the garden is from the Powder Bridge, and take the metro to Malostranská station or tram number 22, getting off at the Pražský hrad stop.
The Big Strahov Garden, broken by monks in the Middle Ages, stretched along the slope near the Strahov Monastery. In it, now, along with hornbeams and oaks, fruit trees grow, giving fruits to visitors. On the border of the garden with the natural forest, you will see a confessional, and going deeper into the forest, you will find a monastic monastery – a natural cave of sandstone. On the dam below the monastery grows a bicentennial ash tree, one and a half meter in circumference with a crown spread over 37 meters.
The observation deck in the garden is located on the highest place, under the four terraces of the vineyards. It is easy to go to it following the signs or climbing the wooden stairs from the panoramic road surrounding the hill. On the platform, on a two-meter pedestal, stands a white stone statue of the Mother of God, bending over the defeated dragon.
You can enjoy a walk in the garden and the view from the observation deck for free at any time by tram No. 22 or No. 23 to the Pohořelec stop.
Seminar Gardens are located in the old Malaya Strana district to the left of the funicular. On 13 hectares of the garden, more than 2 thousand fruit trees grow: plums, apple trees, pears, cherry plum, almonds and 150 dwarf trees. The lower part of the garden near the funicular is remarkable for a bronze cast monument to the famous Czech poet Jan Neruda and a small fountain with figures of two boys engaged in the game.
Upstairs there are a lot of green lawns where citizens and tourists like to have picnics. Along the well-maintained paths, it will be a pleasure to slowly climb to a picturesque pond and collect crystal clear water from the striking spring of Petřínka. Near the top of the hill stands a colorful restaurant of Czech cuisine, from the veranda of which there is a magnificent view of Prague.
You can visit the seminar gardens at any time for free. Take trams Nos. 12, 15, 20, 22, 23, 41 and get off at the Hellichova stop.