Prague Parks

Petrin Park (Prague) – Photo Walk Tour

Petrin Park History & Photography Places

The name Petrin – Petřínská rozhledna (Petrin Tower) the hill know as Petřín used to have different names in the past. First it was called Hora (Mountain), Kopec (Hill) or St. Lawrence Hill according to the church on its top. The name Petřín was derived from the mountainous surface of the hill. There used to be so-called Petřín quarries and due to the many rocks (“petrae” in Latin) it was later called Petřín.

Roman Quarries at Petrin Shaped the Buildings of Prague

The first quarries started to occur in the Petřín territory In the Romanesque period. The stone called opuka (aranaceous marlstone) was later used as building material for a great number of Prague houses. Before opuka started to be mined here Petřín had been completely covered by trees.

Dark side Of  Petrin

There used to be a significant gallows close to the the present St. Lawrence Church in the past. Not just common criminals were executed here but even people convicted for political reasons. When the representatives of the Přemyslid dynasty massacred the Slavníkovec family in Libice in 995, they slaughtered some of them right on the Petřín gallows. After the Hunger Wall had been built in the Gothic period this place of execution was cancelled. The executions took place behind the town fortifications or on Šibeniční vrch (Gallows Hill).

When the Hunger Wall was finished based on the command of Charles IV some handicraftsmen had to move to its neighbourhood. These handicrafts were basically very disturbing for other people – blacksmiths, kettlesmith, coopers and many more. During this period extensive vineyards were founded on Petřín.

Merriage Proposal at Petrin Park

Sight Seeing at Petrin

  • Colourful garden of Petrin
  • Petřín lookout tower
  • Petřín funicular
  • Hunger Wall
  • Mirror Maze
  • Rose Garden
  • Štefánik’s Observatory
  • Strahov Stadium
  • St Lawrence Cathedral
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church (wooden church from the second half of the 17th century in Boyko style, transferred from Subcarpathian Ruthenia in 1929)[3]
  • Memorial to the Victims of Communism

 

Vrtbovska (Vrtba) Garden – Prague

Prague The Vrtbovska (Vrtba) Garden is a unique landscape architectural gem, openned to visit for visitors. It’s one of four Baroque gardens in Prague (Lobkowicka, Vratislavska and Schoenberska).

Italian style terrace garden was built by the Vrtbovsky palace in 1715-1720 for Jan Joseph. The highest chancelor of Prague Castle.

2019 Vrtba Garden Enterance Opening Hours and Prices

That garden is one of the private garden in Prague. It’s open from mornin 10am to till 17.00pm.

  • Adult: 80CZK
  • Student: 70 CZK
  • Family: 350CZK

Divoká Šárka Park – Prague

History of Divoka Sarka Park

Around the 6th century the Slavs came to this area. In the 7th to 9th centuries was above the Džbán gorge a Slavic settlement, with an area of approximately 20 ha (3 ha fortified settlement).

A gorge in the area is named after the female warrior Šárka, who, according to Ancient Bohemian Legends, threw herself to her death from its cliffs after betraying her lover Ctirad during the Maidens’ War.

Photos From Divoka Sarka Prague

In that park still  the black woodpecker lives.

There is a lake Džbán (The Pitcher) on the border of the Divoká Šárka reserve area and a public swimming pool located in the middle of the reserver. The water of the pool is supplied by clean and fresh water from the Šárka spring creek that passes through the park and the lake.

Where is Divoka Sarka Park?

Prague 3-5 Hours Photography Tour Route

Are you looking for best photography places? Here is the route for Prague Historical Places. It depends on your enjoyment on the way to the route it can take a round 3-5 hours to finish and see everywhere which pinned on the map.

If you just enjoy at that place and have some photos with them please contact me here! 

Letna Park – History and Photography Tour

Letná Park (in Czech Letenské sady) is a large park on Letná hill, built on a plateau above steep embankments along the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic. Letná’s elevation and location afford commanding views of the Prague Old Town (Staré Město).

History of Letna 

In 1955, a large monument to Joseph Stalin was build at the edge of Letná Park. After 7 years later this statue was destroyed (1962) and the Prague Metronome now occupies the site.

During the Velvet Revolution, a plain next to the Letná Park (Letenská pláň) was the site of some important demonstrations against the Communist government. On the 25th and 26 November 1989 approximately 750,000 people protested in here. These protests were followed by a general nationwide strike on 27 November 1989.