Czech-ing out Prague – A Baroque Gem, The Vrtba Gardens
Tucked away behind a discreet entrance in Prague’s Malá Strana (Little Quarter) is the glorious Vrtba Gardens, one of the city’s most important baroque gardens that brilliantly utilizes a small parcel to extraordinary effect. The Italian-style terrace garden was built in 1715-1720 from a design by Prague-born František Maxmilián Kaňka for Jan Joseph, earl of Vrtba.
The garden also features an elaborately features, numerous and exuberant statues of allegorical figures, and superb views of the city. For a real treat, stand at the top of the garden beginning at 5:45PM when the bells of the great St. Vitus Cathedral in the nearby Prague Castle complex begin to chime.