Troja, one part of Prague 8, is a very interesting quarter with not a few cultural and natural monuments. It is situated on the right riverside in the north of Prague.
One of the best places to go in Troja is certainly the famous Prague’s zoo. Although a considerable part of it was absolutely destroyed during the floods in 2002, the whole zoo has undergone a massive reconstruction over the past years and now it belongs to the top European zoos again.
Find out more information on: www.zoopraha.cz .
- Botanic garden
Another interesting place to visit in Troja is Prague’s botanic gardens, founded in the 1960´s. Its main purpose is conserving precious plants collections and their documentation. Besides its scientific value, you will certainly appreciate its splendid and easeful atmosphere. We highly recommend you to visit a new modern tropical greenhouse called Fata Morgana that was opened just two years ago and has become a popular tourist’s attraction.
For more information about the botanic gardens, go to: www.botanicka.cz
- Troja Castle
In the southern part of Troja, there is a marvelous baroque castle from the 17th century, one of the gems of the baroque architecture. It consists of several buildings, dominated by a garden façade with a monumental stairway, decorated with sculptures of mythological scenes. The castle is surrounded by a vast baroque garden with an orangery as well as a labyrinth. Definitely a good choice for a trip!
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If you would like to spend some time in nature but you don’t want to lose your time traveling outside Prague, or you would like to do some jogging or make a picnic, Stromovka is the right place for you. Situated just on the opposite riverside to Troja, this vast park in English style is the best place for relaxing as well as for various sport activities. It is connected to Troja by a footbridge.
Originally, Stromovka had been a royal deer-park that was changed into a public park in the 19th century. Nowadays, you can find a number of rare species of plants and animals there.
Find out more on the official website: www.stromovka.cz