Průhonice Park

Founded in 1885 by the Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva-Tarouca this large natural park with the surface of about 250 ha is located in the valley of the stream Botič and its  tributaries, the Dobřejovický and Zdiměřický streams. The basis of the park composition is an open space that the count set up in an amazing way.

The Count’s design combined woody plants, groups of trees and bushes with meadows, ponds, streams and their dead meanders. The change ability of woody plants would show off in different seasons of the year and as a result the park is an original masterpiece of garden landscape architecture. In addition, the park is also valuable from the dendrological point of view - it boasts a collection of about 1.600 species of local and exotic plants; particularly unique is the collection of rhododendrons.

The park is the biggest attraction southeast of Prague and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Czech National Historic Landmark.

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