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LETNA...rules in the summer..i love that area...4 those of u who are staying longer and are bored of all those tourist areas come up here and have a drink or just chillax...that´s where most young people spend their leisure time in the summer, a great view of Prague at nite...rollerblading, huge park and pubs of course:))) you can also play petanque or just play with frisbee.......sometimes open air festivals taking place here 2..
Bars on Letna
There are two outdoor bars where you can see Prague and the river Vltava. In warm weather it's a great place to chill out with your friends when it's getting dark. One of my favorite places to hang out in summer.
Letna Park (Letenske sady)
Letna Hill in Prague is known for its vibrant beer garden overlooking the river and provides some of the best views of one of Europe’s most charming cities. The park is worth going to just for that. Thee views are stunning!
Letna Park is a large restful park on Letna hill, built on a plateau above steep embankments along the Vltava River.
The most dominant and unusual object in the park is the giant Metronome.
At the western entrance of the park sits the beautiful cast-iron pseudo-Baroque Hanavsky pavilion (1891). The pavilion is now a popular restaurant. May be too much popular and touristy but it's the best spot to take pictures of the Prague Bridges.
The oldest functioning carousel in Europe is also located in the Letna Park.
We absolutely loved this park!
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Letna is a park on a promontory on the high bank of Vltava, directly opposite of Josefov. It used to be a site of the largest statue in the world of the Soviet dictator Iosif Stalin, which was blasted away when his successor convinced the current Czech leadership to do so. Now there is a modern sculpture on its site.
Right below it there is a very beautiful bridge that should not be missed. It reminded me of the Russian bridge in Paris.
- Historical Travel
Letna Park is where the Metronome resides. However go up there, and head off towards the Castle (but not that far). This is where you will get the best views of Prague from, indeed this is the stereotypical view of Prague, but it took me a little while to find it as I went up Petrin Hill first only to be disappointed.
I think the best time to go up is a little while before sunset, and probably on the longer days of the year so that the sun gives the best lighting. Whilst you are up there, look for all the bridges and there different uses. The one nearest has a tram going over and a boat about to go under. The second nearest is Charles Bridge, which is a pedestrian only bridge (and Prague’s most famous bridge).
- Study Abroad
- Budget Travel
This large park just across the Cechuv Most (bridge) north of the Jewish Quarter has a unique history and it offers some very nice views of the city. The summit of the park overlooking the town once was home to the largest Josef Stalin monument in Eastern Europe, but the spot now hosts an even uglier 25 meter-tall metronome. Under this platform was a nuclear fallout shelter which was actually used to store potatoes.
Also in this park are the Hanavsky Pavilion, the Belvedere,and the Royal Gardens. The Hanavsky Pavilion was built in 1878 for the Paris World Fair, then moved here in 1898. The Belvedere, built in the 1500s, was the summer palace of the royal family and was used by famed astronomer Tycho Brahe. The Royal gardens are separate from the Letenske Sady, and form a much more spectacular park with sculptures, a ball game court, the deer moat, and the lion's court.
The Letenske Sady is free to enter and open all year. The Hanavsky Pavilion has a nice cafe that seems to be open only in the summer. Belvedere and the Royal Gardens are open May through September and both charge admission.
- Budget Travel
Rollerblading in Letna Park
A popular place to skate in Prague is Letna Park. We start just below Prague Garden's Belvedere Summer House and skate along the whole length of Letna Park, past the metronome(which should be there for another year or so before being turned into an aquarium). We finish at the eastern end of the park and catch the tram from Sparta to Hradcanska Metro.
- Adventure Travel
- Family Travel
Prague's bridges & Letna park
Prague, of course, has plenty of fine bridges. To get a good view try going to the Letenska Park, which is on a hill overlooking the old town (Stare mĕsto) and the Vltava river with its array of crossing points. The park itself is good place anyway,to escape some of the bustle down in the city streets.
inline skating - the Friday...
inline skating - the Friday wild rides around Prague
anyone who has ever been skating at least a bit should try this. Community of senior inliners will guide you around... and you will experience Prague like noone else
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