It’s going to be a hot weekend in Prague, are your ready to find relief in the best 5 parks in town?
Number 5 Hvězda Summer Pavillion: only 6 km out of Prague, the “star” summer pavilion is a beautiful renaissance villa located at the center of a lush park. I love this place because it’s very easy to reach with tram 22 but it’s outside of the touristic routes. The pavilion hosts a small museum and a cafeteria. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place.
Number 4 Petřín hill: 130 meters above Prague, this green hill is perfect for a pic-nic or a siesta. A cable way, a restaurant and even a maze are located around the famous Petřín Tower, a small sister of the famous Eiffel Tower. I like this park because it’s very central, super easy to reach with trams and just 15 minutes walk from Charles Bridge.
Bronze medal to Stromovka: this is a huge park! With more that 95 acres of gardens, this is the biggest park in Prague. House of several restaurants, beer gardens, a barbecue facility and a planetarium, Stromovka is popular among runners, bikers and dog owners. I suggest this park to families with small kids because is barrier free and very safe.
Silver medal to Kampa: located on the island at the end of Charles Bridge, this small and crowded park is not renowned for quiet and peace. The reason why I love it is because there is a wonderful modern art museum and a beautiful view of the city. If you go to Kampa early in the morning, you will encounter swans and yoga lovers who salute the sun.
And the winner is… Šternberský Palac: I know that Šternberský Palac is the museum of medieval and renaissance but the small garden on the back is my absolute favorite in Prague. Visit the museum, have a coffee in the lovely cafeteria and bring a book to read in the peace and beauty of this very small garden. The museum is part of the National Gallery of Prague and there is and entrance ticket to pay.