Must see, the Petrin Gardens in Prague, Czech Republic.
Petrin Gardens, placed on a hill are one of the largest gardens in Prague. The Petrin hill is in the center of Prague, the caital city of Czech Republic. It rises some 120 m above the left bank of the Vltava River. There are five gardens at the Petrin Hill: the Lobkowicz Garden, Nebozizek, the Rose and Lavender Garden, the Lookout Tower Park, the Enchanting Mirror Maze and the Seminary Garden. The funicular ride to Petrin Gardens may offer some of the best sweeping views of Prague. The funicular railway first operated in 1891. The name Petrin comes from the large number of rocks. In Latin “petra” means rock.
The oldest garden is the terrace Lobkowicz Garden. It is a property of the German Embassy, together with the Lobkowicz Palace. It is not open to the public.
The Nebozizek Garden is under the hill between, the Hunger Wall and the funicular. There is a restaurant Nebozizek, which became popular already in the 19 th century. The famous statue of Czech Romanticist poet Karel Hynek Macha stands in the Nebozizek Garden. This area is a favourite place for walks and dates of young couples.
The Petrin Gardens in Prague.
The Rose Garden (Rosarium) is bounded by the walls of Baroque fortification of Prague from the 17 th century. It is the most visited place of Petrin, being unique with twelve thousands of roses of all species, shapes and colours. A sculpture, which represents Sense and sensibility adorns the garden.
The Seminary Garden used to be a monastery garden of the White Friars from the Church of Our Lady of Victory. They made the little caves in the rocks in the upper part. Furthermore, the Seminary Garden is particular with more than 2,100 fruit trees, set there at the beginning of the 20 th century.
The Lookout Tower Park surrounds the popular Petrin Tower. Also, hier is the St. Lawrence Church and the “14 stations of the cross”, that will lead you to the Strahov Garden. At the the Mirror Maze in the park, you can see your picture deformed in various bulging mirrors.
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