"Letenske Sady" Letna Park -Letenske Sady- Tip by Ewingjr98

Letna Park -Letenske Sady-, Prague: 9 reviews and 17 photos

  View of the Cechuv Most
by Ewingjr98
  • View of the Cechuv Most - Prague
      View of the Cechuv Most
    by Ewingjr98
  • The Manesuv Most and Karluv Most (Charles Bridge) - Prague
      The Manesuv Most and Karluv Most (Charles Bridge)
    by Ewingjr98
  • Angel statues near Hanavsky Pavilion - Prague
      Angel statues near Hanavsky Pavilion
    by Ewingjr98
  • Laura at the overlook - Prague
      Laura at the overlook
    by Ewingjr98
  • The Czech Government Building - Prague
      The Czech Government Building
    by Ewingjr98

This large park just across the Cechuv Most (bridge) north of the Jewish Quarter has a unique history and it offers some very nice views of the city. The summit of the park overlooking the town once was home to the largest Josef Stalin monument in Eastern Europe, but the spot now hosts an even uglier 25 meter-tall metronome. Under this platform was a nuclear fallout shelter which was actually used to store potatoes.

Also in this park are the Hanavsky Pavilion, the Belvedere,and the Royal Gardens. The Hanavsky Pavilion was built in 1878 for the Paris World Fair, then moved here in 1898. The Belvedere, built in the 1500s, was the summer palace of the royal family and was used by famed astronomer Tycho Brahe. The Royal gardens are separate from the Letenske Sady, and form a much more spectacular park with sculptures, a ball game court, the deer moat, and the lion's court.

The Letenske Sady is free to enter and open all year. The Hanavsky Pavilion has a nice cafe that seems to be open only in the summer. Belvedere and the Royal Gardens are open May through September and both charge admission.

Directions: Located just across the Cechuv Most. You can also get in the vicinity using either the Malostranska or Hradcanska metro stations.
Website: http://www.prahazelena.cz/letenske-sady.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 26, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Ewingjr98 Visits Here Frequently!


“"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." ~ Ernest Hemingway”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 5 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 9 7

Have you been to Prague?

  Share Your Travels