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Letná

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Free

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Free, Parks and Gardens Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Overlooking Prague's Old Town from across the Vltava River, Letná Parks provide an excellent opportunity to relax. In addition to taking in the spectacular views, travelers can explore the parks' landmarks: the Hanavský Pavilion, the first cast-iron structure and the home of a luxury restaurant; the Letná Carousel, the oldest surviving floored carousel in Europe; and the Prague Metronome, a 75-foot-long metronome designed to replace the largest statue of Stalin in the world.

Letná Parks are also home to a popular beer garden, where recent travelers recommend you stop for a meal of sausage and Pilsner. In addition to the excellent food, past visitors were most impressed by Letná Parks' panoramic viewpoints of the city. Strolling through the park and enjoying its views is free and the park is open at all hours, but be sure to pack a snack or be prepared to spend some koruna on food if you choose to visit during a mealtime. And because the park is conveniently located near the city center, several tram stops are adjacent.

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