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Petrin, Prague: 39 reviews and 41 photos

You can reach the top of the hill using the funicular railway, and if you pass by the most popular locations like the Hall of Mirrors and look-out tower, you are bound to find a romantic spot here. Following the paths here, you will find all sorts of corners with statues and memorials. One of the most popular is the memorial to St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, but also of travellers, beekeepers, young people and the plague of all things. There is also a memorial to the famous Czech 19th-century poet Karel Hynek Macha.
Along the ridge of Pertin is a Gothic castle "hunger wall" dating back to the times of Charles IV. This divides the park into two parts. Walking through the gate in the wall, we find ourselves in the Kinsky Gardens sloping down in the direction of the Prague quarter of Smichov. Here it is far less frequented and you will find streams and ponds hidden away here. You will also find the wooden Orthodox Church of St. Michael, which was brought to Prague in 1929 from Medvedovce, which was then part of the First Czechoslovak Republic and is now in the Ukraine. The Kinsky Empire-style villa in the lower part of the gardens was used for exhibitions already 100 years ago.

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  • Written Oct 20, 2004
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