Prague´s parks are THE places to be when spring and summer time arrives. Beautiful, green, clean, buzzing. If you are in doubt which one to choose, we are here for you. Read on to find quick reviews of our five favorite parks with their pros and cons to make it easier for you to decide.
1. Havlíček Gardens
Park inspired by Italian Renaissance with fountain and water cascade, statues and magical man-made cave.
- Café Pavilon Grébovka – Pavilion in upper side of park has been reconstructed and now works as a café.
- The vineyard – It produces its own wine, which was awarded a certificate from an expert committee. The vineyard extends on 1.7 ha and annual wine production amounts to 4,000 litres. You can taste its own production every Friday.
- Concerts, food festivals, parties and other lifestyle activities.
- Very clean and beautiful (kind of French edge).
- A bit crowded during spring and summer.
- Quite far away from centre (trams 22, 13 or 4 are the best to get there).
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- Dog friendly.
- Grills you can use – Just bring food, coal and matches. Ideal place for a barbecue.
- Nice view.
- Great location – Tram 9, 26, 15 or 5 gets you to the stop Olšanské náměstí which is like 2 minutes away from Parukářka.
- Pub – You can get affordable beer and lemonades there.
- Interesting events and concerts (especially during summer holidays).
- Messy – If you come in the morning, there is a mess. Bins are full, empty glasses and plastic from food lay around. Not fun. But team of cleaners takes care of it pretty early.
This Royal Game Reserve is a 95 ha park in Bubeneč district in a floodplain of Vltava. Situated next to Výstaviště Praha in Holešovice.
- Newly reconstructed – Last year there had been a huge reconstruction and modernization. Now everything is beyond beautiful.
- Lakes – It is forbidden to swim in them – and trust us, you would not want to do that anyway – but they are beautiful and make Stromovka even more pretty and unique.
- Výstaviště Praha – just few minutes away there are exhibition grounds where loads of good programmes take place.
- No dogs off leash – If you want to visit with your dog friend, you have to keep him/her on leash, free movement of dogs is forbidden.
- Police controlling all the time – There are many rules you have to respect. But on the other hand it is very clean and cozy there.
4. Letna Park
- What a view! Really. You can see Prague´s Castle, river, Žižkov Tower and much more.
- Pubs and many places to sit if you don´t feel like sitting in the grass.
- Bistro 8, Sólista, Café Jedna, Cobra and much more just around the corner.
- Second biggest park in Prague.
- Stalin – cultural centre where locals meet, talk, drink and have fun.
- We have nothing to be honest.
5. Petřín Gardens
- Trees – More than 2 100 fruit trees are particularly magical. In spring they bloom. Local pink blossoms are everywhere (even on Instagram) and there are truly gorgeous.
- Rose Garden, or rosarium – Over 3 000 of perennials and bulb flowers have been planted there. The flower garden is decorated with a pond with statues. Really nice.
- The Petřín Lookout Tower – A 63.5-metre-tall steel-framework tower in Prague, which resembles the Eiffel Tower. It was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower.
- Up you go – It has the highest elevation above sea level in Prague, reaching 320 – 238 m. It´s pretty steep, so if you don´t fancy work-out, use cable car.
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