This is one of my favourite places for going out for a picnic, walk and sometimes even a photo shoot. The location is very convenient, just one stop from Metro Malostranská and one stop from the Prague Castle by tram 22.
The park area was established in 1833. From the very beginning it was meant to serve the people and was open to public, which was quite extraordinary. Most of the park areas and gardens in Prague were in possession of the nobility by then and nobody else was allowed there. Chotkovy sady (Chotek’s gardens) was the first park open to everybody.
In the middle of the garden there is a marble sculpture embedded in a huge rock. It is the monument of Julius Zeyer, a Czech writer. In front of the sculpture you can find a romantic little pond, very beautiful especially in autumn, when it reflects all the colors of fallen leaves.
Another exceptional thing about this garden is its panorama of Prague. You can sit down on a bench and watch the indescribable beauty from above. I recommend early morning and the sunset time In winter the view can be improved by the snowy topping on the roofs.
How to get there? Just take the tram 22 from Malostranská and go one stop up the hill – get off at Královský letohrádek. Then go a bit back along the tram line and turn right to enter the garden.
Chotkovy sady | Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily