The Hotel Floret, Květnové náměstí 391, 252 43 Průhonice, is located at the outskirts of Prague, approx. 15 km southeast from the Prague city centre. The facilities are located in a peaceful area close to the Průhonice Chateau with an extensive park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Průhonice Park was founded in 1885 by the Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva–Tarouca. His lifelong work resulted in a masterpiece of garden landscape architecture of worldwide importance. In an unparallelled way he combined native and introduced exotic tree species. At the time of its foundation, the park became an entrance gate for newly introduced plants to Bohemia, as well as to the whole Europe. The park spreads across the area of 211 ha in a valley of the Botič Stream. Apart from the chateau, there is a neo-renaissance country house and a small medieval church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for its historical monuments, classical architecture and rich cultural heritage that continues today in many theaters, concert halls, opera houses and galleries. Come and discover this wonderful city and walk in the footsteps not only of Franz Kafka and Antonin Dvorak but also of Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Christian Doppler, Albert Einstein, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Vladimir Prelog and others.
Prague has 1.3 million inhabitants living on approximately 500 square kilometers. The historical city center is a designated UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage area which stretches over more than 8 square kilometers. Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348, is the oldest university in Central Europe.
The dominant feature of the city is Prague Castle with its gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. The castle, formerly the seat of Czech kings since 1087, became the seat of the president in 1918. The Lesser Town below the castle boasts a profusion of intimate corners and character restaurants blended with splendid aristocratic palaces and charming gardens. The 14th century Charles Bridge, the most remarkable promenade site in Prague, connects Lesser Town with the Old Town, amazing network of twisting medieval lanes. The Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square houses the oldest working Astronomical Clock in the world (1410). At every hour, a presentation of four figures and statues of 12 Apostles starts. Between the Old Town Square and the river bank, remains of unique 13th century Jewish Town offer mysterious spiritual atmosphere. Due to hilly landscape over double-bent river valley, the elevated sites such as the Castle offer magnificent views over the city's “one hundred spires”.
Photographs courtesy of CzechTourism agency and fungus2.
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