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Gardens of the Prague Castle

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The Prague Castle premises are not surrounded only by significant historical buildings. There are many gardens and little parks all the way round whose green and colorful blossoms create a peftect scenery.

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Paradise Garden(Rajská zahrada) – panorama picture
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Royal Garden(královská zahrada) There are six gorgeous gardens in the Prague Castle premises in total. In the north side we will find the greatest gem among the gardens, the Royal Garden(czech: Královská zahrada), which not only covers the largest area but also contains uncountable number of very important historical buildings and other curiosities. Further in the north part we will find the garden On the terrace of the Riding Hall (czech: Jízdárna). On the contrary, there is a garden called „Na Baště“ in the north part. They are called the Garden of Eden (czech: Rajská zahrada),the Garden on the Ramparts (czech: Na Valech) and the Hartig Garden (czech: Hartigovská zahrada) . Let´s visit them one by one. We will highlight the interesting points and see the individual green grace of the Prague Castle.

Royal Garden(královská zahrada) Royal Garden – the greatest gem
Our first stop will be the Royal Garden. This gem among the gardens was founded by  Ferdinand I. of Habsburg in 1534. The gorgeous Renaissance garden was growing in the place of the former vineyards. The garden used to be significant because mainly botanical rarities and exotic plants were grown here. This vegetation descended mainly from distant countries which was really exceptional for that period of time. To prevent the nobility from boredom some buildings were constructed here which were basically supposed for entertainment. It was for instance Královský letohrádek (Royal Summer Palace) which  was later used as an astrological observatory. Further the so-called Míčovna (the ball-game hall) and also Lví dvůr (Lion´s Court) were built here. The present image is conceived in English 19th-century-style but we will also find some Renaissance and even Baroque features here. The garden can be enetered through several gates – from the street U Prašného mostu in the west, through the north gate at the Royal Summer Palace or you can enter the gardens through the east gate from Chotkovy sady (park).

Upwards the terrace of Jízdárna (the Riding Hall) Garden on the Terrace of the Riding School
Close to this garden you can visit the garden Na tesase Jízdárny (On the Terrace of the Riding Hall) located in the north part. This small park was built between 1950 – 1956. There is a curiosity – the construction was established on the roofs of the garages and auto repair service of the President´s Office.

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Garden on the Bastion Plečnik´s Garden „Na Baště“
The garden Na Baště is to be found at the entrance of the Spanish Hall. The current shape of the garden is the work of the architect Josip Plečnik. He wanted to perform it in the style of Italian and Japanese gardens. The name is derived from the medieval Prague Castle fortifications. The best way to reach the garden is from Prašný most (Gunpowder Bridge) where you will walk along the north wing of the Castle.

Paradise Garden Royal Garden(královská zahrada)
On the south hills there is the Paradise Garden(Rajská zahrada) which is connected to the private garden of the archduke Ferdinand. Its appearance, again, is the work of the architect Plečnik. The garden can be entered from Hradčanské náměstí from the top of the New Castle Stairs.

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Garden on the Ramparts(zahrada na Valech) The Garden Na Valech (the Garden on the Ramparts)
The garden Na Valech forms the major part of the south Prague Castle´s front face.  It was transformed into a natural park in the 19th century. You will reach it via The Garden of Eden or from the Old Castle Stairs from Opyš.

Hartigovská zahrada (the Hartig Garden) at last
The last of the gardens is called Hartigovská (the Hartig Garden). Beside the splendid flower species you can see Hudební pavilon (Music Pavilion) here. The garden was joined to the garden Na Valech (Garden on the Ramparts) in 1960´s.

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The gardens located  in the neighbourhood of the Prague Castle will impress not only the botany-lovers. Even those who like looking at historical buildings  will come into their own in the garden premises. The historical circumstances of the origin of the gardens are interesting, too. These facts and even more you can discover during your walks through the parks.  There is an exceptional view from below of the whole Prague Castle premises.

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Adress:
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
119 08 Prague 1 (119 08 Praha 1)

GPS: 50°5′23.591″N, 14°23′59.79″E

Public transport:
tram: number 22- stop Pražský hrad (Prague astle)

subway station , underground stop  –  Line A – Malostranská next tram 22 to stop Prague Castle

Transport connection:
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LIST OF ARTICLES ABOUT PRAGUE CASTLE:

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X.   Prague Castle – Introduction to the history
X1. Prague Castle – I. Courtyard and Entrance Gate (I. nádvoří)
X2. Prague Castle – II. Courtyard (II. nádvoří)
X3. Prague Castle – III. Courtyard (III. nádvoří)
X4. Prague Castle – Picture Gallery (Galerie Pražského hradu)
X5. St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála sv. Víta)
X6. Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác)
X7. St. George´s Basilica (bazilika sv. Jiří)
X8. Prague Castle – Convent of St. George (Klášter sv. Jiří)
X9. Rosenberg Palace – Institute of noblewomen(Rožmberský palác – Ústav šlechtičen)
X10.Powder Tower -  Mihulka (Prašná věž – Mihulka)
X11.Daliborka tower (Věž Daliborka)
X12.The Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička)
X13.The Highest Burgraviate (Nejvyšší purkrabství)
X14.Gardens of Prague Castle (Zahrady Pražského hradu)
X15.Prague Castle – Riding School (Jízdárna Pražského hradu)
X16.Ball Game Hall (Míčovna)
X17.Summer Royal Palace (Letohrádek)
X18.Former Prezident´s House (bývalý prezidentský domek)
X19.Prague Castle – the Castle Guard (Hradní stráž)
X20. Stag Moat (Jelení příkop)
X22. Production gardens (Produkční zahrady)

Prague Castle is an unmissable part of any visit to the Czech capital
Prague Castle – Revealed Secret
Where you can see the President
Summary of important information on a tour of Prague Castle

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Find your favorite location on the map:

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Former Presidential House Prague Castle ( Prezidentská vila ): 50.092524, 14.399900
Prague Castle - III. Courtyard: 50.090067, 14.400222

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DOWNLOAD: Tourist guide PRAGUE PRAGUE CITY LINE 1

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  • Tourist guide PRAGUE CITY LINE – Prague 1

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  Tourist guide PRAGUE CITY LINE - Prague 1 (14,7 MiB)

Prague 1 still belongs to one of the most attractive parts of the whole Prague. Probably nowhere else you can find such a concentration of historic monuments and places where the history and romance of bygone times are all around you. Hardly anywhere you can walk on the same paths where were walking Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Golem of Prague.

  •  Tourist guide PRAGUE CITY LINE – Trip to Prague – From Petrin Hill To Prague Castle

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  Tourist guide PRAGUE CITY LINE – Trip to Prague – From Petrin Hill To Prague Castle (4,7 MiB)

Updated: 27.10.2015 – Dear friends, this for many the most romantic track in Prague will take you around the most beautiful part of the Prague Petřín Hill, you will not miss the Petřín Lookout Tower, Mirror Maze, Rose Garden or Strahov Monastery. You will pass the places with the most beautiful views and in case of good visibility you will see also the distant surroundings of Prague. In the end the track will take you to Prague Castle. You can take a walk also in the evening or at ni-ght.The lanterns will be shining nicely and you will feel the atmosphere of the mysterious or even mystical Prague.
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