Valdstejnska Street – Prague

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Valdstejnska Street – Prague

Valdstejnska Street Prague

A pictoresque  Valdstejnska Street is situated just round the corner from Malostranska Metro Station.

There is an amazing view of Prague Castle from there. Enjoy the stunning view both in the beginnig of the street and from the way up the street as well, even though the castle is hiding and you can see only the top of it.

On Valdstejnska Street, you will find interesting buildings of Palffy Palace, Comenius National Pedagogical Museum and Library  and Waldstein Riding School building.

 

Waldstein Riding School building

Waldstein Riding School building belongs to the National Gallery Prague. National Gallery in Prague uses the space of Waldstein Riding School for short-term exhibition projectsThe Riding School is located in the garden of the early Baroque palace concructed for Albrecht of Waldstein by Italian architects Andrea Spezza and Nicolo Sebregondi. During 2000, the Riding hall underwent extensive reconstruction and now is reopened.

Comenius National Pedagogical Museum and Library

Comenius National Pedagogical Museum and Library ranks among the oldest museums in the Czech Republic (established in 1892).

It is a significant research centre with nation-wide coverage focused on the history of Czech schooling, pedagogy, teachers and scholarship in a link to the life, work and legacy of John Amos Comenius (in Czech Jan Amos Komenský); it also devotes itself to documenting the above mentioned disciplines. It is the only Czech pedagogical museum which follows  the history of schools, teachers and scholarship in a comprehensive manner.

Palace Gardens under Prague Castle

The complex of interconnected historical gardens (Ledeburg, Small and Large Palffy, Kolovrat and Small Fürstenberg Garden) is situated on the southern slopes below Prague Castle. All of these palatial terrace gardens have a rich architectural decoration, decorative staircases, balustrades, scenic terraces, garden-houses and pavilions carefully integrated into the vegetation to create a picturesque whole. Concerts and social events are often held here.

Valdstejnska Street

     

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