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The Vrtba Garden, Prague

#6 of 45 in Parks in Prague
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Garden
Enjoy one a magnificent baroque landscaping in The Vrtba Garden, a large garden built on the slope of Petrin Hill in Prague. Made up of Italian-style terraces connected by stairs and supported by curved walls, the garden features many exquisite sculptures of Ceres and Bacchus and elaborate rail guards crafted by some of the best artists of the 18th century Habsburg Prague. A circular pool with a statue of sea monster is surrounded by fine labyrinth topiary and live fences. Interior decorations have been well-preserved with fresco paintings and there is an aviary featuring some rare birds maintained by Prague Zoo. Enjoy views of the city from a tranquil spot. Put The Vrtba Garden and other Prague attractions into our Prague online trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Absolutely breathtaking! A lovely way to spend part of a day wandering the beautiful gardens-lush shrubs and colorful flowers. Perfect.  more »
  • My favorite Baroque garden in Prague. As beautiful as it is , I must admit that I am partial to anything and everything in the Mala Strana area. I remember coming here, when it was largely unkept.....  more »
  • What a beautiful, peaceful garden in the middle of tourism, traffic and stress! The entrance is a bit tricky to find: it is right on the main street, next to a live-music bar, a little "tunnel". If you look out for it, you can see some signs at the tunnel. Entrance fee is okay and worth it, a very good location to relax and take a breath after walking around Prague the whole day. Also, you get a written guide in your language with the entrance fee (entrance is around 3-4€). Lovely place!
  • Beautiful place. A bit small but very well taken care of. There's a beautiful view of the city, including a nice view of the castle. We went there on a Sunday, and the place was mostly empty. This garden is a hidden gem of the city.

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