In the very north of Prague, quite near the place I live, there is a very nice spot. It is a hill called “Baba”. You can easily get there taking bus No. 131 from the stop Hradčanská, getting out at “U Matějě” and then walk north-west. It is a very nice walk through the woods of “Divoká Šárka“.
The hill has an interesting past. Up on it you will find a strange ruin. Surprisingly enough, its history is not confirmed. There are several theories – the widest-spread claims that it is a former wine-press built in 1622. Another says that it is a regular building newly-built at the beginning of the 19th century, others say that it used to be a chapel. No matter which of them is true, it is a nice spot which is even lit at night.
From there you can see a large part of Prague that you wouldn’t see from anywhere else (for instance the sewage plant on the largest island at Vltava in Prague). Also, looking at the Prague castle from above is not a very common thing to do. The park around is a great place for sports or chilling out. If you prefer to walk, follow the red tourist sign, which will lead you to the forests of Divoká Šárka.
Not to forget, the surroundings offer an unique architectural composition. There are a number of functionalist villas built in the era of the so-called First Republic – 1918-1938. See some of them here!
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