CZ, Prague – Prokopske and Dalejske Valleys
This time we are not going to admire Prague's historical sights. Our goal is nature and the area surrounding Prokopske and Dalejske valleys.
We planned our route other way round than in the direction of seven-kilometer long nature trail. The start is on Reporyjske Square and finish is below the viaduct in Prague’s Hlubocepy neighborhood.
We took the B line to Smichovske train station. There we transferred to a tram which took us to Barrandov. We get off at Geologicka tram station, a nice name considering the purpose of our trip. After while we were in the network of streets among houses. A steep hill got us to Hlubocepska Street – below beautiful and monumental railway viaduct near which is another one. Together they form two railway bridges termed Prague Semmering. You can cross the bridges by taking a train at Smichov, for instance. The viaduct we were standing below is 115 meters high and 25 meters long. This construction was built during the years 1870 and 1872. The best view is from up one of the surrounding hills.
We went on along asphalt road towards Prokopske Valley and soon turned to Prokopske Lake . This beautiful lake is 106 meters long and 26 meters wide. The lake is below steep limestone cliff. It is a result of mining activity and you can see the lake even in the famous movie Pelisky. Sun rays were getting trough colorful treetops and glittered on lake’s surface. Perfect romantic atmosphere.
We were walkig through valley and high canyons. We literally walked through many geological era not just the Paleozolic. For a while we were in the Ordovician, Devon and so on. There were fossils, mysterious caves, rocks all around us. Information tables told us about fauna, flora and what is important from the paleontological point of view about this area. Many fossils of trilobites and mollusks were found here. Also were found here remains of mammoths, rhinos or humans. The French geologist Joachim Barrand made this area famous for his work. He documented over 3600 fossilized species. Today’s housing development Barrandov was named to honor the French scientist. Also, a huge territory between the cities of Plzen and Prague bears his name as well – Barrandien. We walkejd through the natural sights such as Ctirad, Opatrilka – Cerveny Lom, Dalejsky Profil, Cerny Lom, Muslovka etc.
We ran across a cross on a cliff which looms above the Dalejsky Creek. The cross is a memorial to Baroque-style St Prokop’s church. The church was built between the years 1711 and 1712. Mining in the Prokopske quarries and German bunkers built during the second world war caused terrain erosion. We ran across a highly secured military facility the objective of which is unknown. The area of the former Kluokovicke pool where are benches and a children playground was nice experience.
At the end we came to a torso of the 18th century Trunecek mill, locale a spot below Placata Rock . We could see trace fossil (records of sea microorganisms) with naked eye. By following the creek we came to Reporyjske square. The most distinctive building there is church of St Peter and Paul. We rewarded ourselves for the 4-hour trip inside a cake shop on the square.
If you happen to travel across Prague we recommend you to walk through the valleys which isolate one from big city noise and uncover you hundreds of millions of years of life.
GPS: 50°02'30.4"N 14°23'07.0"E (Prokopske Lake)
GPS: 50°01'57.0"N 14°18'44.0"E (Reporyjske Square)
Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút
Originally, Hradčany was an independent town. In 1784, it became a part of united King´s Capital of Prague. Most part of Hradčany is formed with Prague Castle. The castle was created with subsequence of added buildings of castle of 9th century.
Today, the castle is marked as one of greatest castle complexes of the world.
There are many amazing sights, squares and nooks in Prague. Today, we take you to Holesovice borrough which many know mostly for Vystaviste exhibition ground. However, today we take a look at Veletrzni palac.
This time we take a walk into the streets of Prague. We will omit the main landmarks on purpose. Our goal is to see places with for distinct atmosphere of their own, places that you will love.
Together with Hradcany, Charles Bridge and Male Mesto, the Old Town of Prague is one of the iconic places in the city which is popular all around the world. The history of this part of the city dates back to the 9th century, the world-famous town hall was established in 1338 as the first one of its kind in Bohemia. Let's go together to the most famous places and hidden nooks.
Who would have thought that before the great flood in 2002 and a few years later would become one of Prague's most luxurious neighborhoods? Today, there is are great cafes, bistors and restaurants one next to another. The houses have been beautifully repaired and the streets are always full of life. You will easily think that you walk along some beautiful boulevard in France.
Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic . It is home to many amazing sights, divine cuisine, even better bear and amazing treks into nature. Today, we take a look at one of its precious nature nooks - Kunraticky Les.
Prague-Zbraslav managed to revitalize a wooded hillside a few years ago between residential construction, which was far from the park. Today it rightly boasts the name of the Belveder Forest Park. And as the name belveder suggests, it is a scenic point.
We have already told you about our roaming through Prokopske and Dalejske valleys. Today we take you into another green oasis of the Czech Republic’s capital. We visit Troja, a neighborhood with multiple tourist attractions.
Peace Square is one of the busiest places in the Czech capital. What hides?
Prague Square of the Republic lies on the boundary of the Old and New Town, between the intersection at the Prašná Tower, revolutionary class and Na Poříčí.
In the spring time you shouldn’t miss a walk to the hill Vítkov, with stately monument of Czech statehood.
Today's article is about one of Prague's main bridges.
Mánes Bridge is one of Prague's bridges that connect Jan Palach Square on the Old Town to the Klárov on Malá Strana.
In the immediate vicinity of Prague Castle is located space, which builds on the courtyard and the King's Road. Hradčany Square is the centre of Prague part of Hradčany, where the ancient forest and burial replacing historic houses and palaces.
Christmas tree stands in Prague's Old Town Square from 21 November. Most people but attracts just around Christmas.
Výstaviště (Exhibition ground) belong to one of the most visited places throughout the year held various social events including the popular Crazy Day or the Czech Beer Festival.
Anyone who travels throw the historic Prague, he can't forget to visit the Charles Bridge. And here, near the Charles Bridge you will discover the island called Kampa. Although this island is situated in the busy city centre, there you'll find peace, comfort and romantic hideaways.
Prague's Charles Bridge is after the Písek one, the second oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic. The unique monument registered on UNESCO World Heritage List will attract thousands of tourists daily. The atmosphere of love foreigners and fellow citizens are proud of this gem.
This square undoubtedly belongs to the most icons places that you can visit in Prague. If you have not yet gotten there, you will not regret it when you will decide to go there.
The Zbraslav hillside, which divides Zbraslav into upper and lower, has been covered by wild natu...
There are many beautiful places around in Prague. The botanical garden in Troja on Vltava's right...
Lets enjoy, at least on photographs, famous place that was a residence of Czech rulers and is kno...
The Zoo in Troja is an ideal place for a walk with children. Beautiful animal houses interconnect...
Discover with us the magical water world, located at the Exhibition Grounds in Holesovice in the ...
When Prague is covered by powder snow and lit by sun in noon...
Photo: Daniel Babický
Sights from a beautiful way leading to the Prague Castle.
Photo: Maxim Kucer
The district of Karlin, Prague in 2002 was severely hit by the flood, and today it is one of the ...
The Old Town of Prague is known at least at photos almost all over the world. The most famous is,...
Jerusalem or Jubilee Synaguge is located in Jerusalem Street, Prague 1. It is a combintion of Art...
The Zoo in Troja, Prague, is one of the most beautiful in the world. Everyday, thousands of visit...
Malostranske square is part of the royal road that leads from Prasna Gate to the Prague Castle. S...
The most expensive street in Prague and even in Europe. That is Parizska. The very first butique ...
Letna is part of Prague 7 municipal district. Many tourists and Pragers think of Letna only as ab...
Pojďte se s námi vypravit do jednoho z nejmalebnějších koutů Starého města pražského, do uliček v...
A Romanesque church on Bílenecké Square in Dolní Chabry, Prague, discreet by proportions, however...
Petřín Tower. Prague´s copy of the Eiffel Tower every good Czech knows. The French make the fun o...
Probably, doesn´t exist more famous Prague´s even Czech monument then the Charles Bridge, with th...