Aug 8 – 12, 2022
Prague, Charles University
Europe/Prague timezone

Sightseeing and Activities

Parks and gardens:
  • Vojanovy sady – delightful hidden garden, ideal place for a short walk or a reading session, free entry (10 minutes from the faculty on foot)
  • Wallenstein Garden – baroque garden with various points of interest, free entry (10 minutes from the faculty on foot)
  • Botanická zahrada Albertovbotanical garden run by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, free entry (15 minutes from the faculty by tram 18)
  • Břevnov – baroque monastery and a spectacular church, extensive garden open to the public, great locally made beer, perfect location for an afternoon out (accessible by tram 22)
Walks:
  • Prague Castle Gardens – stunning complex of several ornamental gardens on the slope below the Prague castle
  • Cibulky – extensive woodland park with various nineteenth-century follies
  • Obora Hvězda – former royal hunting ground with a renaissance pavilion, a café, and a museum
  • Stromovka – extensive park with various points of interest and restaurants
  • Vyšehrad – famous hill with a spectacular church, great views of Prague and the river, statues, a historical cemetery

Art:

  • Villa Bílek – villa designed by one of the most important representatives of Czech symbolist art, now houses an exhibition of his works (5 minutes from the faculty by tram 2 or 18)
  • Kinský Palace – branch of the Czech National Gallery, houses various temporary exhibitions (5 minutes from the faculty on foot)
  • Fair Trade Palace (Veletržní palác) – branch of the Czech National Gallery, houses the exhibition of 19th, 20th, and 21th century art, a functionalist building with a good café (10 minutes from the faculty by tram 17)
  • Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia (Anežský klášter) – branch of the Czech National Gallery, houses the exhibition of Czech and European medieval art (15 minutes from the faculty on foot)