This expansive park, known locally as Letenské sady, dominates the northern edge of the Vltava River that divides city in half. Stretching from the Prague Castle to the neighborhood of Holešovice, this maze of pathways and flower patches attracts dog-walkers, runners, families, and couples throughout the year, and becomes a non-stop hub of activity during the summer months. A large red metronome keeps time above Stalin Square, named for an even larger statue of the aforementioned Communist leader that was replaced in 1991. These days, you’ll find skateboarders and students sprawled across the cement landscape. The massive beer garden on the eastern side of the park draws more of an all-ages, international crowd.
Time Out tip: A tram ride to the side or back of the park will save you hiking up the riverside hill, and the park is accessible from basically all sides.
Cafe Letka: For intimate conversation and beverages amidst distressed wood and pastel details
Bio Oko: For independent films in an art house cinema and bar
Hillbilly Burger: For self-proclaimed “f*ing good burgers” and a trendy clientele