"Letenske Sady" Letna Park -Letenske Sady- Tip by Ewingjr98
Letna Park -Letenske Sady-, Prague: 9 reviews and 17 photos
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.
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