Průhonice Castle Park

Průhonice, Czech Republic

Průhonice Castle Park is one of the most significant castle parks in the Czech Republic. Since 2010, it has been protected as a national cultural monument. Later in 2010, it also has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (as part of Historic Centre of Prague). It is described as original masterpiece of garden landscape architecture of worldwide importance. It has area of 250 hectares (620 acres). It was founded in 1885 by Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva Tarouca.

The Dendrological Garden was founded in the 1970s. It has an area of 73 ha (180 acres). There are about 5,000 taxa of woody plants and perennials, which makes it one of the largest collections of ornamental plants in the country.

The Romanesque Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary is located in the park. It is the oldest preserved building in the municipality.

The Neo-Renaissance castle is only partially open to the public, but it is still possible to admire its beauty, for example, in the Knight's Hall, which is a popular place for wedding ceremonies or in its courtyard.



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Founded: 1885
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Igor Smy (11 months ago)
Winter visit. Nice walks around the park. The actual castle looks superb. Not a lot to see inside as Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany located here. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Small restaurant on site with a small but tasty choice of food and drinks and a few restaurants around.
Jennifer Rosario (14 months ago)
Very nice but missed spring by about a week
A A (16 months ago)
Prague - Průhonice, CZ Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany ??? The Průhonice park was established in 1885 and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park offers 25 km of paths through unique natural vistas and masterful compositions of exotic and domestic wood species and plants. The park is a home to the Průhonice Botanical Garden and features irises, peonies, daylilies, roses, and rhododendrons, and also includes a cone collection of 2,659 specimens, making it one of the three largest cone collections in the world.
Alex Oleksenko (17 months ago)
This is an amazing place. The castle looks great. If you would like to spend a day walking through the shady forest along the lake, this place is exactly what you need. The forest around the castle is huge with three routes of different lengths.
Alina Shorkina (19 months ago)
A very atmospheric place, a large well-groomed park where you can spend time with your family. Also you can take breathtaking photos there.
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