Petrin – Our Backyard

Travels

Living in Prague 5, we have a great location in the city. It is far enough away from the city center that we are in a local area, but close enough to get anywhere by the various methods of public transportation (tram/trolley, bus, metro). We have really only taken the tramvaj (tram) so far, but it is so simple. The trams run in the streets along with traffic and will run you over, so watch your step!

Being off-set from the main city, we are located next to the most beautiful park called Petrin. Essentially, it is a gigantic hill that twists and turns and has eight different parks spread throughout it. You can take a tram to the top, but Danielle and I decided to go the old-school way and hike up the path and explore.

On the way up there were orchards, restaurants, playgrounds, caves, statues, and more. We probably only ended up doing half the park, so we will have to go back soon! We also ran across the stunning rose garden which had every color rose you could imagine. My favorite were the red bundles of roses. You literally could have cut off a branch and walked down the aisle. Gorgeous. They are at the end of their bloom though so we were lucky enough to see them!

At the very tippy-top of the park is Petrin, an Eiffel Tower-inspired building that you can go up and get what seems to be the best view of the city of Prague. Although we didn’t end up going to the top, it is on our list of things to do! I hope to go up at least a couple of times (sunset, summer, fall, winter). The view will never be the same. Even better, it is literally in our backyard.

Long story short, I definitely do not hate it here and could get used to these amazing views. Thank goodness I have another three months to explore!

Na schledanou! (Goodbye!)

 

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    Mexi
    October 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    CAUTION. 3 MONTHS GO BY WAY FAST. START CROSSING THINGS OFF YOUR LIST OF THINGS YOU WANNA DO NOOOOOOOW!!!

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