The Czechs consider that the foundation of their nation was laid in one of the Prague parks – spend the midday in the cradle of the Czech people and other green areas of the medieval city.
A huge park with astonishing views on the Old Town is situated on the hill along the Vltava river. The first references of it were discovered in chronicles dated 1088. Many citizens of Prague consider this place to be ideal for doing sports, walking and relaxing.
Vysehgrad – is not only a park, it is the place of strength of all Czech nation. Numerous legends claim that the Czech nation started there, and that during matriarchy times princess Libuse reigned from there. Magnificent castle can be seen from all points of the town; it seems to oppose the current residence of the governors – Prague castle. The castle is surrounded by green territory, very comfortable for walking, and the mystical atmosphere of the park is complemented by the cemetery, where many famous Czech writers, artists and other intellectuals are buried.
The Stromovka park is situated in the distance of Prague center, but still it is the place where Prague princes were recreating ten centuries ago. The park was open for common citizens in 1804 due to benevolence of Maria Theresa, Empress of Habsburg. Now in the park you can go fishing, make picnics on romantic lawns, go roller skating and ride horses – whatever you prefer.
One of the advantages of Vinohrady park (another name is — Riegrovy sady) — is a huge garden-terrace with several restaurants, where on sunny day you can hide in the shadow and have a perfect lunch. In one restaurant there you will be offered draft beer with snacks and sport events on the big screen; in another – gourmet cuisine and wines for every taste.