I wish you beautiful Monday and I hope you enjoyed the weekend! I spent days off in Prague as a tourist 🙂 We have a foreign visit staying with us, so we have been doing guides for them. Even though the weather was quite harsh, we enjoyed the walks and I realized that walking around the city can be fine even though it is cloudy and raining. Before that, I went to the streets of Prague basically only in good weather 🙂 Resolution to the next months – go out, even if there is bad weather 🙂 Weekend walk inspired me to write a post about spring Prague, I would like to share with you my 5 favorite spring spots in Prague.
1. The South Gardens (Prague Castle)
The South Gardens can easily be reached by going to Prague Castle from Malostranská tram station. Due to the newly introduced security controls, long lines can be formed at the entrances. At this entrance, however, there was almost no one and at the entrance from the other side (the first courtyard) we saw a huge line when we left. Admission to the gardens is free and you can enjoy wonderful views of Prague.
2. Vojanovy Gardens
Vojanovy Gardens is also a short walk far from Malostranská station, open from 8:00 to 17:00 (summer until 19:00) and the admission is free again. I think spring is the best time to visit this spot. The park is beautifully blooming and at the back of the courtyard you can watch beautiful peacocks 🙂
The largest park in Prague is Stromovka and we love it! Now the area around the ponds is newly renovated and it’s just beautiful. In addition to the walking you can use the park for roller-skating or for running. If you enjoy BBQ’s and you do not have your own space, I recommend Šlechtovka, which offers renting of barbecue grills.
Blooming Petřín – it’s probably a spring evergreen in Prague and I just have to go there every year. Do not forget to climb up from where you can see all the city.
5. Průhonice park
This park is not really in Prague, but it is really easy to get there – by metro C to Opatov station and then by bus number 363 or 385 to Průhonice. Admission costs 80 CZK (approx. 3 Eur) and you will need about 3 hours of time to walk the main sightseeing circuit (this circuit is 5 km). The park is beautiful, but I have to admit that for me it is the most charming place in the autumn!
Did you ever visit Prague in spring? What were your favorite spots? Please let me know in comments 🙂