Pruhonice Park and Castle
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Pruhonice Park—Prague’s Best Gateway
Průhonice Park, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the crown jewels of the Czech Republic’s national historic parks and an exceptional example of a European landscape park of this style. Covering an area of approximately 250 ha, the park has a privileged location just 15 kilometres southeast of Prague, making it easily accessible and a perfect destination for either a sunny afternoon or a long weekend. The best-known species cultivated within Průhonice Park, and clearly the park’s symbol and main attraction, are the rhododendrons. There are about 8,000 plants belonging to 160 species and many more cultivars, attracting visitors every year during their blooming between April and May. Visitors are attracted to a broad spectrum of activities, including music festivals, theater performances, lectures, guided walks, expositions, wedding ceremonies, environmental-educational programs, and outreach activities. The Chotobuz Botanical Garden, a visitor center, and a cafeteria can also be found there. Průhonice Park is a great place for leisure and outdoor recreation. Hiking, walking, running, photography, sightseeing, and simply relaxing are some of the many activities enjoyed here. This rich combination of natural, cultural, and scenic values, together with a host of exceptional scientific and recreational opportunities, makes Průhonice Park an inspiring example of Earth’s most important heritage.
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