Divoká Šárka


The valley of the Šárecký potok (Šárka Creek), in the far western end of the city, is one of Prague’s best-known and most popular nature parks. People come here to sunbathe on the rocks, hike along the creek, and even swim in an ice-cold public pool from June through August (10am to 6pm).

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1. Villa Müller

2.17 MILES

Fans of modern architecture will enjoy this masterpiece of design, located just west of Dejvice in the district of Střešovice. It was built in 1930 for…

2. Museum of Public Transport

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The Prague Public Transport Authority's museum, located just west of Dejvice, is more fun than it sounds. There are plenty of old-timer streetcars to…

3. Strahov Library


Strahov Library is the largest monastic library in the country, with two magnificent baroque halls dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. You can peek…

4. Miniature Museum


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5. Strahov Monastery

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In 1140 Vladislav II founded Strahov Monastery for the Premonstratensian order. The present monastery buildings, completed in the 17th and 18th centuries,…

6. Černín Palace

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The late-17th-century early-baroque palace opposite the Loreta boasts Prague’s largest monumental facade. This imposing building has housed the foreign…

7. Nový Svět Quarter

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8. Strahov Picture Gallery

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In Strahov Monastery’s second courtyard is the Strahov Picture Gallery, with a valuable collection of Gothic, baroque, rococo and romantic art on the 1st…