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Vrtba Gardens
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Andropov AlekseyVrtba Gardens

Time Out says

A peaceful oasis of terraced Baroque gardens with an uninterrupted view of the city skylines

Calling all fashionistas and photographers: get your poses and your lenses ready. This UNESCO-listed landscape, made up of manicured hedges, curved staircases, and statues of Roman gods, is a popular spot for both weddings and engagement photos. The lookout point offers visitors a sprawling panorama of Prague’s quintessential red rooftops, with the silhouette of the Prague Castle and St Nicholas church on your left and the faint outline of the Žižkov TV Tower dominating the distant skyline on your right. Don’t forget to look up as you enter or exit the gardens to admire the arched, frescoed ceilings of the Sala terrena building. 

Time Out tip: Ignore any GPS directions that tell you to enter from nearby Petřín park – the main gate, which looks more like a driveway, is actually on Karmelitská street closer to Malostranské náměstí. 

Artel Glass: For delicate, handmade, engraved-glass souvenirs
Dobra Trafika: For a low-key pub with a hidden backyard patio
ROESEL – beer & cake: For snacks, specialty coffee, and local microbrews tucked away from the crowds

Written by
Auburn Scallon


Karmelitská 25, Prague 1, 118 00
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-7pm (April-Oct)
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