Stromovka Park covers 95 hectares and is located in the Bubenč district of Prague, which was founded by King Ottokar II as a royal game park. It is bordered from the north by the Vltava River, from the east by Holešovice Exhibition Grounds, from the east by the Bubenč district and from the south by the Letná district. At present, the park is laid out in the English style and is used mostly for passive recreation and sports activities. There are, for example, in-line skate trails, a tennis court and an athletic hall. The royal game park allows visitors to relax by several ponds. There is also an educational trail called “Stromovkou za poznáním”, with marked stations describing the local plants and animals and the history of the park. In addition, visitors can explore several important buildings such as the Governor’s Summer Palace, the Planetarium and Rudolf’s Gallery. Dogs are allowed in the park.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Address: Královská obora, Praha 7
GPS coordinates: 50.1037883N, 14.4289517E
PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS
The closest public transport stops near Stromovka Park:
- from Holešovice: Výstaviště Holešovice tram stop
- from Bubenč: Nemocnice Bubeneč bus stop
- from Letná: Letenské náměstí tram stop
- from Troja: Zoologická zahrada bus stop
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
Stromovka Park is freely accessible to the public.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT STROMOVKA PARK
In the late 15th century, the originally Gothic Governor’s Summer Palace was built in the southwest part of Stromovka Park, which is currently used as the archive and reading room of the Journal Department of the Library of the National Museum. At a short distance from the Exhibition Grounds is the Observatory and Planetarium built by Jaroslav Fragner, which was opened in 1960. Its dome is considered one of the biggest in the world. For more information, see planetarium.cz. There is also a kilometre-long tunnel in the royal game park that was built by Emperor Rudolf II to supply water to the local ponds from the Vltava River. It was open to the public several times, but it is currently closed. It starts a short distance from Restaurace Šlachtova – originally a Baroque summer palace built for Leopold I in the 17th century. Various cultural and social events are regularly held in Stromovka Park.
STROMOVKA PARK AND NEARBY HISTORICAL SIGHTS
When visiting Stromovka Park, there are plenty of other interesting sights nearby to explore, including Prague Zoological Garden, the Troja Palace, the Botanical Garden, the Trade Fair Palace, the Industrial Palace, the Lapidarium of the National Museum, the National Technical Museum, the Time Machine at Letná Park, Villa Lanna and many others.