Franciscan Garden (Františkánská zahrada)
New Town, Prague 1
The charming Franciscan
Garden (Františkánská zahrada) finds itself tucked between
Jungmannovo Square, Wenceslas Square, Vodičkova and Palackého
streets in the heart of the New Town. It is a lovely setting
right next to the Church of Virgin Mary of the Snows, and
a welcome oasis of calm in the middle of the bustling city
center. The garden offers a pleasant alternate route between
Jungmannovo náměstí/Národní třída and Wenceslas Square.
The area already served
as a garden in the 14th century when the New Town was being
built. It was completely restored in the early
1990s and now serves as a public garden with benches,
trees and lots of rose bushes. It is open daily from 7
or 8 a.m. to 7, 8 or 10 p.m., depending on the time of
The garden has several
entrances: directly from Jungmannovo
náměstí, through Pasáž Světozor from Vodičkova Street,
or through a passage from Wenceslas Square (near Vodičkova).
mentioned above, Franciscan Garden is a great connector
between Jungmannovo and Wenceslas Square, which is a good
enough reason to come here. The garden is not
very large and it is mainly designed for relaxation.
You can sit on one of its many benches, eat ice cream
that you bought in the adjoining Pasáž Světozor and
watch people. There is also a small children's playground
with a sand box and swings.