"The Royal Gardens ( 2 photos)" Castle Gardens Tip by nicolaitan

Castle Gardens, Prague: 36 reviews and 70 photos


Entering from the tram, the Royal Gardens are the first part of the Castle Quarter visited. It was originally laid out by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Habsburg in 1534 from an area of vineyards and filled with exotic plants and rare specimens. Tulips were first grown here in 1554, a gift of the Turkish government, long before their popularity spread to Holland. Over the years, it has been damaged by multiple wars and incursions and rebuilt several times with different styles. Its last major reconstruction and repair ended in 2002, when Czech president Masaryk opened them to the public. Currently it is largely an English-style garden since the end of the 19th Century with lush lawns and manicured flower beds. The gardens include the royal summer palace and numerous fountains and statues.

Address: Prazsky hrad
Directions: Prague Castle
Website: http://old.hrad.cz/

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  • Written Oct 9, 2006
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