Cool Parks and Gardens in Prague
Who doesn’t like to find somewhere green and peaceful to relax when exploring a new city – especially one as busy and as bustling as Prague. Luckily, the city has many beautiful parks tucked away in secret places just waiting to be enjoyed.
Let us tell you where:
Grébovka – Havlíčkovy Park
A little out of the way in the ever-charming Vrsovice District, this delightful park is surrounded by vineyards and home to the popular Grébovka Pavilion Cafe. It was originally inspired by the Italian Renaissance and built as part of the estate of factory owner Moritz Gröbe.
For the thirsty beer lovers among you, Riegrovy Park happens to be one of the largest outdoor bars in the city. Wander round, sit, grab a beer and perhaps strike up a conversation with one of the many locals you’ll find there.
This one is perfect for all you fans of hidden green spaces. Located off Wenceslas Square and reached through the Alfa Passage leading from Wenceslas Square or the Světozor Passage leading from Vodičkova Street, is a 14-century garden park with a great view of the adjacent Church of Our Lady of the Snows.
While this park can be bustling on the summer nights, as locals and visitors alike gather at the beer garden to enjoy a beer – on account of the amazing view of the city, Letna Park is a worthy addition to this list.
This park is also famous for once being the home of Stalin’s Monument, which destroyed in 1962 and replaced in 1991 with a giant metronome.
If you like your green spaces manicured then Wallenstein Garden is the place for you, with perfectly trimmed hedgerows, an awe-inspiring architectural backdrop, a small pond and an inlet featuring a marble fountain of Hercules.
Open April until October, and located in the Lesser Town area of the city, it’s a great place to catch a break from your day exploring.
[IMG3 – Art on Kampa Island]
No article about parks in Prague would be complete without including Kampa Island – well known and visited by tourists. Sitting of the mainland, separated by the Certovka Canal it’s a tranquil if busy spot, which is perfect for picnics or late evening strolls while enjoying the sunset.