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Franciscan Garden

(Czech: Františkánská zahrada)

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This unique natural oasis in the city center (between the squares Václavské náměstí and Jungmannovo náměstí) is furnished with a number of benches, over which span metal arches laden with roses in the summer. 

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Looking for a charming and serene escape in the heart of Prague? Look no further than Franciscan Garden. Here are the top 3 reasons why tourists should add this hidden gem to their itinerary:

  1. Tranquil Atmosphere: Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Franciscan Garden offers a peaceful oasis where visitors can relax and recharge. The garden's lush greenery, tranquil fountains, and quaint benches make it the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

  2. Historical Significance: The garden's rich history dates back to the 14th century when it served as a cloister for the Franciscan Monastery. Today, visitors can still see remnants of the monastery's past, including a Gothic well and a Baroque statue of St. Francis of Assisi.

  3. Central Location: Despite its peaceful ambiance, Franciscan Garden is conveniently located in the heart of Prague, just a short walk from major attractions such as Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge. Its central location makes it the perfect spot for a quick break or a peaceful escape from the crowds.

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New Town, Franciscan Garden, Prague

Suggested Duration: one hour trip

Getting there
Můstek (Prague Metro LINE A,B) 134 m
Národní třída (Prague Metro LINE B) 255 m
Public Toilets nearby: 50 m
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