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Baba – A trip to the North

In the very North of Prague, there is a spot not to be missed. It is a hill called “Baba”. You can easily get there by taking bus No. 131 from the stop Hradčanská, getting out at “U Matějě” and then walking north-west. It is a very nice walk through the woods of “Divoká Šárka“. Alternatively, just get off the tram at “Nádraží Podbaba” and head up the hill to your left.

Up on the hill you will find a strange ruin. There are several theories as to its history – the widest-spread claims that it is a former wine-press belvedere from 1622. Another says that it is a romantic building newly-built at the beginning of the 19th century, yet another states that it used to be a chapel. No matter which of them is true, it is a nice spot.

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 it 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 a 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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U Matějě, Prague

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