Letna Park is separated from the Prague Castle by Chotek’s Orchards. This park is located on the left bank of the Vltava River. The largest dominant of the plains is the pendulum. It is located directly above the Čech’s bridge and replaces the original statue of the 1950s. Firstly the original memorial, nicknamed the “Frontier of the Meat” from a time of hard totalitarianism, was portrayed as a series of standing figures led by Josif Stalin. He was followed by the workforce of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. After the Stalin regime was dimished, consequently the monument was demolished in 1962 and replaced by a metronome after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Letna Park is one of top things to visit in Prague. To sit on benches heated by the setting sun is simply breathtaking, so sit there and enjoy the view of the opposite bank. There you can see the Old Town Square and Town Hall Tower, Wenceslas Square and the National Museum. Directly below the plains there is a look at the Straka Academy, where the government and prime minister have office. There is view on the Lesser Town with both chambers of the Czech Parliament and the Church of St Nicolaus. If you go further from the river there is stadium of AC Sparta Prague. This team is one of the front teams in Czech even in Prague, so if you are fan of football check one of the home games.
Letna Park doesn’t offer only great views, but many festivals and events. The pendulum is place, where youngster meets and use skatepark. Unfortunately during late evenings and nights this is place you should definitely avoid, if you don’t want to get to any troubles.
Letenské sady, 170 00 Praha 7, Czechia
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