Cool Parks and Gardens in Prague
Introduction to Prague parks
Everyone likes to find somewhere green and peaceful to relax when exploring a new city. More especially one as busy and as bustling as Prague. Luckily there are many Prague parks hiding away in secret places just waiting for you.
Let us tell you where:
Grébovka – Havlíčkovy Park
A little out of the way in the ever-charming Vrsovice District. This delightful park is in the center of vineyards. It is home to the popular Grébovka Pavilion Cafe. Originally it was inspired by the Italian Renaissance and built as part of the estate of factory owner Moritz Gröbe. MAP
This is for the thirsty beer lovers among you. Riegrovy Park happens to be one of the largest outdoor bars in the city. Wander round, grab a beer and strike up a conversation with one of the many locals you’ll find there. MAP
This one is perfect for all you fans of quiet green spaces. It is located off Wenceslas Square and can be reached through the Alfa Passage leading from Wenceslas Square or the Světozor Passage leading from Vodičkova Street. This is a 14th century garden park with a great view of the adjacent Church of Our Lady of the Snows. MAP
The park is bustling on summer nights, as both locals and visitors gather at the beer garden to enjoy a beer. Letna Park is a worthy addition to this list on account of the amazing view of the city. This park is also famous for once being the home of Stalin’s Monument. It was demolished in 1962 and then replaced in 1991 with a giant metronome. MAP
If you like your green spaces manicured then Wallenstein Garden is the place for you. It’s hedgerows are in perfect trim. There is an awe-inspiring architectural backdrop along with a small pond and an inlet featuring a marble fountain of Hercules. MAP
It’s open from April until October, and is in the Lesser Town area of the city. It’s a great place to catch a break from your day exploring.
No article about Prague parks would be complete without including Kampa Island. Everyone knows this park and you can always find some tourists there. It sits off the mainland with the Certovka Canal dividing it. Being close to the water, it’s perfect for picnics or late evening strolls while enjoying the sunset. MAP