The pace of the city is relentlessly fast, and from time to time, one needs a bit of relaxation. In Prague, you will find several beautiful parks and gardens, perfect for a stroll with your partner, children, or dog. We’ll advise you on where it’s worth visiting.
We have selected the most beautiful parks in Prague for you, which you should not miss during your visit. All are located near the Hotel Golf.
Košíře-Motol Nature Park
The Košíře-Motol Nature Park is located in Prague 5. Here, you will find several walking paths with beautiful views of the capital. Moreover, it hides several natural monuments and phenomena – Vidoule, the Motol Ordovician, and Calvary in Motol.
The heart of the park is the Cibulka area, where you can view the Na Cibulce homestead with romantic buildings and memorable trees. The area is home to rare species of butterflies and invertebrates. It is a geologically significant area with trilobite fossils.
Ladronka Park extends over a hill with a view of the city. It is really spacious – people come here for walks, to do sports (a popular place for roller skaters and cyclists), and even cultural events are held here. If you’re looking for a nice and quiet place for a walk with a dog in Prague, Ladronka is definitely worth a try.
The park is named after the same-named homestead Ladronka; there used to be a wine press here. There is a restaurant with pleasant seating and you can also climb the Šiška lookout tower. Although it’s a bit remote, you can easily get there by bus or tram.
Obora Hvězda is a popular destination for athletes and those seeking rest and relaxation in nature. The game reserve was founded in the 16th century and is dominated by a summer house in the shape of a six-pointed star.
On the educational trail with fourteen stops, you will learn about the natural and historical curiosities of the game reserve. Did you know that Rudolf II used to keep camels and even cheetahs here? Don’t worry, you certainly won’t encounter them today. The forest has playgrounds, picnic spots, and fitness elements.
Divoká Šárka is a popular destination for both Prague residents and tourists. It is a nature reserve spread over the rocky slopes of the Šárecký stream. You will find not only rocks here but also dense forests, meadows, and steppes. It is the most extensive park in Prague.
Cyclists and climbers mainly head here for sports. Put on sports clothing and you can set off. If you plan it well, you can spend a whole day here – we recommend visiting Kozákov’s pebble rock, where a Slavic fortress once stood, as well as Jenerálka, Zlatnice, and Vizerka.
The Prokop Valley nature reserve offers plenty of ponds, quarries, rock outcrops, and of course, dense forest. The canyon of the valley reaches a depth of 70 meters, truly living up to the name of the reserve.
The most popular destination is the rock pond under the limestone cliff, where a scene from the film ‘Pelíšky’ was shot. Several prehistoric skeletons, including human bones, were found in the area in earlier times. According to legend, St. Prokop stayed here, where he fought a duel with the devil. The Prokop Valley is crossed by an educational trail.
The Petřín Gardens are a favourite destination for lovers and families with children, especially beautiful in the spring months. However, Petřín Hill does not lose its charm in other seasons. Visit the Rose Garden on the plateau, the Nebozízek Garden, or the Seminary Garden.
At the top, there is the Petřín Lookout Tower and the Mirror Maze. For a small fee, you can enjoy lots of fun, whether you are on a trip to Prague without children or with them. The park has several walking paths and also a children’s playground.
Another way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in Prague is to head to one of the botanical gardens. The most visited include those in Troja, Malešice, and also on Albertov, which belongs to the Faculty of Science of Charles University.