A vast complex of buildings and gardens built by J. B. Mathey 1679 - 1685. The core of the complex is the main three-wing building with a great hall. The murals in the hall are the work of A. Godin and his son Isaac. The grand garden staircase is decorated by sculptures depicting gods and goddesses fighting the Titans, work of Dresden sculptors J. J. and P. Herrmann
- April - October
- 10 - 18 Tuesday - Sunday
- November - March
- 10 - 17 Saturday, Sunday
The experience of Prague Zoo, all but forgotten by most city guides, and shunned by almost all tourists, is nonetheless one that will stay with you for a long time.
The zoo is 2-3 km's from the city centre, up in a river gorge, where the escarpment climbs steeply away from the river. She occupies a lush river valley, with the rocky cliff faces and rolling meadows at the summit, providing for a stunning vista.
The walk around the zoo is complex, and the map is less helpful than it might be, but there is a lot to see here. It's a traditional collection, of course, so expect to see penguins, sea lions, lions, tigers, and elephants, and you won't be disappointed. But you might not expect Markhor, and Ibex - superbly held in mountain enclosures that could scarcely be better designed for them. The grazers at the top of the hill are magnificent. And the views are spectacular.
- March: 9.00 - 17.00
- April, May, September, October: 9.00 - 18.00
- June, July, August: 9.00 - 19.00
- November, December, January, February: 9.00 - 16.00
How to Get There ?
From Undeground Station "C" Nadrazi Holesovice Bus 112
Everything from cacti to tropical plants await you at the botanical garden in Troja. Japaneese garden, new tropical greenhouse Fata Morgana, Mediterranean exposition, Vinyard of st.Clara & Chapel of st. Clara, Turkish exposition... It is up the hill from Troja castel and ZOO.