The Gardens of Černínský Palace
The gardens surrounding the Černínský Palace are open to the public since the summer of 2018. Here you’ll find fountains, wells, water cascades and even a summer villa.
Just around the corner from Hradčanské Square lies a different world – Nový Svět. The houses were occupied by the lower classes and the servants of the Castle since the 14th century, today you’ll find legacies of the artists that lived or worked here. You’ll come to a small square with a grafted cottage, the house U Raka. It was owned by writers Arnošt Lustig and Ota Pavel. Director Karel Kachyňa lived in the Na Náspu street, the apartment of artist Jiří Anderle was located in Nový Svět street, Černínská street was home to director and artist Jan Švankmajer and painter Jan Zrzavý worked here as well. The largest historical value is attributed to the house U Svatého Noha. It is here where famed Danish astrologist Tycho Brahe stayed in the time of Emperor Rudolf II.
The National Gallery
You can travel back to the time of Rudolf II in the Schwarzenberg Palace of the National Gallery in Prague. Until the end of the year it hosts the exhibition titled Art from the Rudolfine Era to the Baroque in Bohemia. If you would care for a wider perspective, visit the Sternberg Palace and the exposition European Art from Antiquity to Baroque. And explore the website and Facebook page of the National Gallery – it often organizes interesting events and workshops at the Prague Castle.
Enjoy the view in the Vojanovy Gardens, try some film tricks in the Museum of Karel Zeman or climb to the top of the Saint Nicolas bell tower. Read at the Lennon Wall and then head to Kuchyň at the Castle to savor food that was favored by the nobles.
The Park of Max van der Stoel
The children will be delighted by the park in the vicinity of the Prague Castle, whose dominant feature is the 164 foot lode with water-gates, mills and fountains. If the weather is on your side, you can enjoy a swim at the Petynka public swimming pool.
For food and beer visit Kuchyň – the restaurant in the Salmovský Palace of the National Gallery in Prague at Hradčanské náměstí 1. Head chef Marek Janouch prepares traditional Czech dishes inspired by aristocratic feasts here. You can peak straight into the pots and pans, choose what you desire, take a seat and let yourself be served. The garden offers a fantastic view of the whole of Prague.
The routes are created in collaboration with Prague City Tourism.
Visit the garden studio of Josef Sudek and continue on with an idyllic stroll to Petřín or have a ride in the cableway. Laugh at yourself and others in the mirror maze and explore the exhibition at the National Gallery. Quench your thirst and hunger at Kuchyň, the restaurant at the Salmovský Palace with a breathtaking view of Prague..