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Wallenstein Palace Gardens

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Vadstejnske NamEsti 4, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Located on the grounds of the magnificent Waldstein Palace, this elegant...
Located on the grounds of the magnificent Waldstein Palace, this elegant 17th-century garden is designed in the baroque style with classical bronze statues and gurgling fountains.
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Secret Garden in Mala Strana

It's a bit hard to find the entrance to the garden. After walking down the steps from Prague Castle I always take my guests there. Simply walk through Malostranska subway station... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's a bit hard to find the entrance to the garden. After walking down the steps from Prague Castle I always take my guests there. Simply walk through Malostranska subway station, and turn right immediately. Walk through the gate, turn left, and in the middle of the garden turn left again, until you reach the garden wall. Admire, enjoy and... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As part of the Wallenstein Palace, the Wallenstein Palace Gardens feature a large pond (used for small boats in the past) many statues (of Greek mythological figures) and fountains which are copies of the original ones made by famous Dutch artist Adrian de Vries. Take a particular look at the huge "sala terrena" (or garden pavilion) with its rich stucco... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

when you go down from the castle into the Mala Strana don't forget to go through the gardens. I went there by midday, when an orchestra gave a wonderful free concert in the gardena.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I hope this is the place with a beautiful garden with peacocks, fountains, and displays in front of the palace of what the Nazis and Communists did to the Czech people, not pleasant reading, but necessary to understand proud resilient intelligent, wonderful people.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Thanks to Alena from the Personal Prague Guide we went to the Valdstein palace/gardens. Unfortunately we only had time to wander around the gardens but that was a perfect way to get a break from all the crowds. We were fortunate enough to see a white peacock. We also loved the huge limestone grotto with "hidden" faces, frogs, snakes. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth a visit if you have time, we saw it on our way back down from Prague Castle. A hidden gem that lies halfway between the castle stairs and the Church of St Nicholas, close to Malostranska Metro and tram stations. Head down the road Letenska, if walking from the river side, walk on the right side of the road... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Like to stop by on every visit, this well hidden garden is truly peaceful. Of course the peacocks and the fountain are beautiful, and so is the view of the castle from there. Here you can take beautiful picture without hundreds of people in them with you. It is a very well kept garden, as most of them in Prague... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is certainly a challenge to find the entrance to this place, even though it's a stone's throw from the Malostranska Metro stop, but it had to be one of my favorite sites in Prague. Beautiful, tranquil, free, what more can you want? A romantic 20-minute visit with some beautiful scenery and a thought-provoking limestone wall.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I love Prague, but if I have to choose, this would be my favorite place. The pictures we took there are magical, painting like, as if you have entered a fairy tale scenery. Loved every corner of it, and I would go back this second to rest on the benches and enjoy the peace and quiet under the sun.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Wallenstein are hiding behind a wall and its one of Prague's most well-known secrets :) Open between 1st of April till the end of October, the gardens are beautiful and special, with peacocks running around. It's usually not so crowded either so you can catch a little rest on one of the benches around and enjoy the green in... More 

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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