Prague is one of the hidden gems when it comes to European cities. It often flies under the radar when people are planning vacations in Europe, but still remains one of its finest cities and is still regarded as one of the most beautiful cities to visit in all of Europe, with its popularity continuing to rise with each year. The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague is full of amazing medieval architecture, featuring the likes of cobbled pathways, cathedrals and churches, bridges and the famed Prague Castle. So there is plenty to do and see in this ancient city.
Prague also has an abundance of fantastic parks and areas of greenery, which provide a quaint location to sit back and take in the sights and sounds of this bustling city. When the weather improves, Prague parks become hotspots for the city’s residents, and for any tourist that knows where to find them!
Many of the public parks in Prague are free of charge, but some will charge a minor fee for entry, but considering the natural beauty and the amazing upkeep of these parks, it is more than worth the small admission fees some carry.
The Royal Garden
Prague Castle is one of the most magnificent buildings in the entire world, and arguably one of the best preserved castles too. There is a selection of beautiful gardens found within the grounds of the castle, with the Royal Garden being the crown jewel of these.
First built in 16th century and inspired by the baroque era of architecture found in Italy, the gardens have seen many transformations over the years, yet manage to hold on to some of this classical designs, including many ornamental flower beds.
All in all there are countless gorgeous spots of greenery and plant-life, and with the backdrop of the castle helping to further add to the location, it’s a must-see park for anyone visiting the city.
Situated behind Prumyslovy Palac, this Prague park began its life as a hunting reserve all the way back in 1268! In that time though it has seen many renovations, and today stands as an impressive 250 acre park of stunning beauty.
It is rich with greenery, and features countless trees and sprawling meadows, along with scenic ponds and charming pathways that will make exploring Stromovka an absolute dream.
Prague has a reputation for some of the most exceptional tasting beers in all of Europe, so what better park to visit than one with a massive beer garden? That is exactly what can be found at Letna, but the view found at this park is arguable better than all the beer in Prague!
Situated atop a hill that provides a stunning view of the city itself, there aren’t many locations better for taking in the awe-inspiring sights of the city. It’s also a great park for going for a stroll, and many skateboarders and rollerbladers frequent the park thanks its marble staircases and railings left over from where Stalin’s Monument once stood.
If visiting Prague with that special someone, then Petrin Park is well worth checking out. Located nearby to Prague Castle, this park is also on the slope of a hill, providing a fine spot for a romantic stroll and a cracking view of the city.
The grassy slopes make for a fine spot for sitting and relaxing, or you can head upwards to the summit of the hill, which is home to the very popular Petrinske Terasy pub, which is a great place to grab one of the fine beers found in Prague.
Found in the pleasant Vinohrady neighbourhood, Riegrovy Sady is a park that is worth visiting is you love sports, beer, or dogs. This is thanks to impressive beer garden found here, that is a firm favourite will locals and a great way to soak up the local atmosphere. Even better is that is has a massive screen that showcases various sporting events, making it a great place to take in a game or sporting event.
Beyond that, the sprawling lawns that are bordered by beautiful trees are where you can find many dog owners taking their pooches to play in the park. Combine this with some sunshine and there isn’t really a better place to sit back, soak up the sun and drink a few beers.
Havlíčkovy Sady is the second largest of the parks in Prague and is home to its very own wine cellar. Grapes that are locally grown in the parks vineyard go on to produce the wine made in the cellars and make for a great tourist attraction.
Another point of interest in this park is the Pavilon Grébovka. This stunning structure was first built sometime in the 1870s by the famous Czech architect Josef Schultz, and while it was once used as a playroom, it can now be enjoyed by the public as it houses a small café.
You can follow the winding paths throughout this park for a great afternoon of wandering, taking in the lush greenery and natural beauty of the park.
Not all parks in Prague are massive in size and scope, as evidenced by the smaller but no less charming Františkánská Zahrada park. Situated in the centre of the New Town (Nové Město) area of the city, this little park is the perfect location to slip away into and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Lovely hedges, archways adorned with delightful pink roses and a majestic fountain are some of the notable attractions that make this small space have bundles of charm and natural beauty.