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Waldstein Palace

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Hradcany & Letna
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Address: Valdshtejnske namesti 17/4, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic

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Home to the Czech Senate - open to the public on weekends

Waldstein Palace (also known a Wallenstein Palace) is now the home of the Czech Senate. Some of its most magnificent rooms are open to the public on weekends for free.

Reviewed 10 December 2016
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Waldstein Palace (also known a Wallenstein Palace) is now the home of the Czech Senate. Some of its most magnificent rooms are open to the public on weekends for free.

4 Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

These gardens are the perfect place to take a well deserved rest after having visited the Castle when you leave it by its eastern side and go down the long path to the Vlatva River. It is located in the heart of Mala Strana and if you have still some strength left it will be the appropriate break before continuing... More 

10 Thank Dan M
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The gardens are very simple but well maintained and enhanced by the buildings and scenery around them. Doesn't take long to visit (allow less than an hour) but peaceful and away from the Prague crowds, no tours either! 😀😀😀

Thank Terry E
Larisa, Greece
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very nice palace with one big and huge garden ful of green and a lot of tower. Very nice place to visit

Thank Konstantinos E
Saltillo, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit greatly and even more by understanding details of the architecture and culture with the support of well prepared tour guide Anna, totally with the experience. Archuitectural periods is one key element of the palace

1 Thank ROC_1111
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I literally stumbled upon this place whilst wandering around in Prague on a recent weekend visit. There's no entry charge and full access, including to the interior of the palace, is permitted. The gardens are especially impressive, the interior perhaps more average. Worth a visit if you get the opportunity.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Excellent visitor attraction that includes statues, fountain, beautiful buildings and 'that wall'...not real stone I don't think but certainly odd, formal gardens and on previous visits we have seen white peacocks - wonderful

Thank Kozmicwarrior
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I just walked into what I thought it was just a public garden. It turned out to be the Senate. There are a few building comprising the Senate. There are guided visits to at least 1 of the buildings. The gardens are beautiful. The are peacocks, ducks, fish and birds. The actual Senate building is beautiful with fantastic paintings on... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

This unique garden in a baroque style is a small traquile place within the busy and very touristy Mala Strana. Take a rest here and enjoy the view on Prague from the upper terrace. The garden pavillions are often used for weddings, which means just parts of the garden are open for the public. But even then they are worth... More 

Thank PotterUbik
Monticello, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

We were walking from Old Town to the Prague Castle and we came upon this garden. It was a beautiful diversion, and we got some great pictures while walking through. The hydrangeas were absolutely gorgeous! The grotto wall was unusual and an interesting find. Nice public toilets in the gardens, which charged a fair price. Take your own water, though.... More 

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