Stromovka is a big park located between Letna and Prague Zoo in Troja. It was founded as hunting grounds for the Bohemian king Premysl Otakar II. In the 16th century the king and the emperor Rudolf II., who would always pick a hunting trip over a military campaign, ordered Stromovka to be connected by a tunnel to the Vltava river and thus introduced the ponds and water life which is so typical for this park today.
Stromovka is a great place to visit in summer and autumn. It has ponds, cafes, a restaurant and a playground for kids.
Fun facts about Prague Stromovka
- Stromovka has its own Prague Planetarium, one of the largest ones in the world.
- There is an option of staying on a private island during your Stromovka visit. One of the ponds has a small island that can only be reached by a raft that you pull to get to the shore. Once you are there, nobody else can reach you. Pretty awesome place for some alone time!
- Prague Lapidarium, located at the edge of the park, has an amazing collection of sculptures. Among them, you can find the original Charles Bridge statues!
Our Local Guide Tip
- There are multiple barbeque and grilling spots arranged in Stromovka park, so you can have a great picnic there!
- In spring there is an amusement park opened nearby called Matejska Pout. It's opened every year for only a short period of time and it became a tradition now for every Praguer to visit.
- Another thing to do in Stromovka is visiting Vystaviste Holesovice, which is an exhibition palace built in 1891 in Art Nouveau style.
- You can easily reach another famous Prague park, Letna, by climbing the hill and passing by the Sparta stadion.
- If you have the whole day free, you can even go to the Prague Zoo, which is just 15 min away by public transport!
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Author: Valeriia Zahradnikova and Vaclav Zahradnik, Prague guides certified by Prague City Tourism agency. Valeriia and Vaclav have worked in tourism for over 6 years and have guided thousands of Prague visitors.