Outdoor Attractions in Prague

Published: 11th February 2011
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Nature lovers who visit Prague will be delighted by the city’s gardens and parks.

There are three gardens near the historic centre of the city and visitors can stay in Prague hotels in this area. The peaceful Franciscan Garden has benches, flowerbeds and an area for children to play. There is a rose garden on Petrin Hill. Visitors to this garden can climb a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower to see scenic views of Prague. The Vrtba Garden is a terraced garden in the Baroque style. Large staircases are set among the carefully arranged flowerbeds here. The spring and the summer are the best times of year to visit this garden.

There are six Prague Castle Gardens. The Royal Garden is designed like an English park with some Baroque and Renaissance touches. The Royal Gazebo in this garden is an example of the garden’s Renaissance influence. There is a singing fountain next to the gazebo. The Garden on the Bastion is where a bastion was located. Its design is similar to that of a Japanese garden. The Garden of Paradise dates back to the 16th century. It has a terrace and a Renaissance pavilion. A panoramic view is visible from the Garden on the Ramparts. There are flowering bushes and trees in this garden. Hartig Garden has a music pavilion where concerts are held. The Riding School Terrace Garden is on the roof of the Prague Castle Riding School.

Dikova Sarka is a huge park that is 30 minutes away from the centre of Prague. This park has a lake in the middle where people can swim. The small forest in the park has paths winding through it. There are tiny waterfalls and a little canyon here.

Stromovka Park is near the Prague Exhibition Ground. It has trees, grass, flowers and a lake where ducks swim. There is a children’s playground. Bikers and skaters can use paths here that are designated for them. The park has children’s playgrounds and refreshment stands.

Vysehrad Park is south of the historic centre of Prague. It has landscaped gardens, Gothic ruins and statues of famous people from Czech history.

Prague visitors will find plenty of places in the city to enjoy nature.

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