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Czernin Palace Garden

This beautiful baroque garden is located at Hradčany very close to Czernin Palace, where is placed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It covers the area of 1,7ha and its origin is date back to the 17th century. The gardens began to be built in 1673 according to the plans of the architect Francesco Caratti.


In 18th century the garden was devastated by the Prussians. By this time the palace was inhabited by Černín lineage. After that it was a long time uninhabited. Over the decades there used to be barracks, hospital and warehouse of hops. In 1904 the building with its gardens was reconstructed to its original form of Baroque gardens.


In tis garden there are many fountains: Cascade Fountain, the Pool (big fountain)

The entrance part of the garden is design as a French garden and the other part is design in English style. There is a border stone from Bavaria in this part, which was given to Minister Jiří Diensbier in 1990. In the park we can find many different types of trees such as plane, beech, maple and also gingko.

This garden had been opened only during weekends, but nowadays it is open daily (in summer season) from 10AM to 5PM. I highly recommend you to visit this beautiful piece of art.  The interesting is the fact that the knowing of its opening is not extended to the public, so you can find here a quiet place to relax.


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