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Letenské sady – Former place of Stalin’s monument

Almost in the middle of a large park, situated on one of Prague’s hill called Letná (also the name of a district), is a place, which has gone through a lot of changes in the past few decades. In history it was always a place, where various armies had their camp when sieging Prague. In 1949 the building of Stalin’s monument began (check Wikipedia article). This huge statue, consisting of 6 people standing in line with Stalin at the head, was mockingly called “line for meat” and was removed in 1962, a few years after finishing it. Shortly after the revolution a huge pendulum was raised here and it has been there ever since. The pendulum is surrounded with an extensive paved area and for a long time it was unused and deserted. Now this place, with a great view of Prague, has become popular for skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX riders.

The surrounding park is perfect for a walk, picnic or just chilling out. I personally love to go there and barbeque with my friends (it’s one of five parks where it’s allowed).

There is also a little soccer field, where I used to play when I was a kid. You can always meet a few locals there. And if you are a big fan of soccer – really close by is a stadium that’s home to the well-known Czech team Sparta Praha.

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Details about this spot

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Address

leteňské sady, Prague

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)