Wallenstein Garden (Valdštejnská zahrada)

#8 in Best Things To Do in Prague
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Key Info

Letenská 123/4, 118 00 Malá Strana

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Free, Parks and Gardens, Historic Homes/Mansions Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Unsurprisingly, the Wallenstein Garden sits outside the Wallenstein Palace, home of the Senate of the Czech Republic, in Prague’s Malá Strana. Both the geometrically designed garden and the adjacent palace were built between 1623 and 1629. Given the era of the garden’s construction, its Baroque style and immense sala (a type of pavilion) are even more impressive. While the Wallenstein Garden earns its spot on any itinerary, regardless of when you visit, travelers who stroll through the garden during the summer may be treated to a concert or theatrical performance.

Past visitors were particularly appreciative of the Wallenstein Garden’s roaming white peacocks, which certainly add a whimsical feel to the area. Travelers also enjoyed the garden’s water features, ranging from fountains to koi ponds. Additionally, access to the Wallenstein Garden is free, making it a cost-effective place to spend a sunny afternoon.

The garden opens at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends, while it closes daily at 6 p.m. in April, May and October and at 7 p.m. June through September; the garden is closed to the public from October to April. Check out the Wallenstein Garden’s website, which includes more information and a calendar of events. You can also get to the garden via public transit, as several tram stops are spread throughout the area.

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