Hello there, guys!
Warm sunny days finally arrive here, you are for sure eager to spend as much time outside as you possibly can. Finding a pleasant park where you can sit in the sun for a while might not be too difficult a thing – Prague is well-known for its vast number of parks and squares. But to make your experience even more pleasant and fascinating, we have prepared for you a list of the most beautiful parks in Prague which are perfect for both hang-outs with friends and spending time on your own.
Petřin Hill (Petřínské Sady)
Petřin is a hill situated in the center of Prague on the left bank of the river. Due to its central location, the hill offers a magnificent view over the historic part of the city. From here you can see the famous National Theatre, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and so much more! Besides the view, the beautiful atmosphere is created by an abundance of fruit trees which are covered with romantic bloom in spring and tasty fruit in summer.
How to get there: Petřin is situated right by the Ujezd tram stop.
Vyšehrad is a historic fort located on the right bank of the Vltava river. The fort was built in the 10th century and within its borders stands the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul and the well-known Vyšehrad cemetery which contains the remains of many famous Czechs.
Besides its cultural and historical significance, Vyšehrad is a favourite place of a great many Prague citizens. The park within the fort is a peaceful, tranquil place which is perfect for delightful hang-outs, as well as summer nights’ sunset watching.
How to get there: There is a Vyšehrad metro station on the C line. The closest tram stop to the fort is Vytoň.
Who would have thought that a piece of pure nature could be found within the borders of a European capital city? Well, Prague is, indeed, full of surprises. Divoka Šarka is a nature reserve located on the outskirts of Prague. The territory of the reserve is formidable: there are hills, valleys, cliffs and even a lake situated within it. So, if you are looking for a place to reunite with nature and escape from the urban reality – Divoka Šarka is the right place for you.
How to get there: the closest tram stops to the reserve are Divoka Šarka and Vozovna Vokovice.
Letná is a large park which is located on the left side of the Vltava river. Because of being situated on the plateau above the river, this park is yet another place from which you can witness a breath-taking view over the Prague Old Town. To avoid you being misled by this statement – the view is not the only thing the park has to offer! During summer many cultural events, such as concerts, workshops and open-air cinema take place there. Letná is also a great place for hang-outs with friends – you can always have a picnic there or grab a beer at the open-air bar which is open from May to September.
How to get there: the closest tram stop to Letna is Letenské Namesti. However, the most convenient way to the park from the centre of Prague is on foot – across the Čechův bridge and up the stairs.
Some honourable mentions:
- Riegrovy Sady
- Park Kampa
- Havličkovy sady
- Královská zahrada