When I was small kid, I was always amazed by the stalactical wall at the very back of the Valdštejnská garden, which you can also see through little holes on the wall of Letenská street. Today I admire statues by Adrien de Vries and the tamed peacock families. If I find an opalescent feather, I consider it a sign of good luck.
This baroque or rather mannerist garden is named after its founder, Albrecht z Valdštejna. The garden itself was created in Italian style and modified a couple of times during the 18th and 19th century.
Where we now find the pond, there used to be a fountain for example. The garden itself was more delicate and less “nature-like”, as it is today. But still it belongs to the most accomplished gardens, the only one that stands above this is Vrtbovská zahrada (check the Vrtbovská zahrata article).
The entrance to the garden is from Letenská street or behind the metro station Malostranská. It’s open from April.
Valdštejnská garden | Art & culture, Relaxing | Free
Apr – Oct 10:00 – 18:00 daily