Prokopské-Dalejské Valleys Nature Reserve
Located in the southwest area of Prague, Prokopské and Dalejské Valleys Nature Reserve is a popular tourist destination with Prague residents. It is easily accessible from the surrounding Prague quarters of Jinonice, Hlubočepy, Butovice, Řeporyje and Barrandov. The nature reserve is called Prokopské Valley due to its confluence with the Prokopský Stream. Thanks to several hiking trails the park is an ideal place for long strolls. Declared a nature reserve in 1933 Dalejské and Prokopské Valleys boast protected plants, deposit of fossils and its karst area presenting the northernmost part of the Czech Karst.
There is a number of breathtaking and unusual views of Prague and other places in the nature reserve. You should stop by the Hlubočepy Jezírko, a water-filled former limestone quarry. Noteworthy is the local railroad track - a means of transport as well as a historical attraction - one of the two railway lines leads through the valley, and another, the so-called Prague Semmering passes over Hlubočepy on two high viaducts. The local landscape is enchanting any time of the year and is an ideal place to escape the bustling city center.