Rieger Gardens is a city park in the Vinohrady district of Prague. With its area of about 11 hectares of green space, it is a perfect place for relaxation. The hundred-year-old park, named after Czech politician František Ladislav Rieger, was created in 1902 by joining several neighbouring gardens and settlements. Some of them, mainly small buildings, have been preserved – for example, the late Classicist lookout tower “Mlíkárna” with a terrace view, which is currently used as a café. There are three main paths to the park – from Polská Street up the large staircase, past the Myslbek’s statue of Rieger; from Chopin Street and from Vozová Street through the stone gate. In Rieger Gardens, visitors can visit a nice covered outside seating with a large projection screen (for watching sports) and taste several kinds of beer. Visitors can also rent a grill.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Address: Riegrovy sady, Praha 2
GPS coordinates: 50.080239N, 14.441501E
PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS
The closest public transport stops near Rieger Gardens:
- Na Smetance bus stop
- Italská tram stop
- Vinohradská tržnice tram stop
- Jiřího z Poděbrad metro station (Line A – green line)
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
Rieger Gardens are freely accessible to the public. Access to the public playground is restricted by opening hours. For more information, click here. For information about the opening hours of Zahrádka Restaurant, go here.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RIEGER GARDENS
In Rieger Gardens, there is also the Sokolovna (gymnasium) of Vinohrady with a restaurant, a swimming pool and a big playground. In 1913, the statue of František Ladislav Rieger by Czech sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek was ceremonially unveiled in Rieger Gardens.
RIEGER GARDENS AND NEARBY HISTORICAL SIGHTS
When visiting Rieger Gardens, there are plenty of other interesting sights nearby to explore, including the Akropolis Palace, the Žižkov Television Tower, George of Poděbrady Square, the National Monument in Vítkov, the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, the Radiopalace, Peace Square, the Church of St Ludmila, the National House of Vinohrady, the National Museum and many others.