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Walk Around Petřín

As a vantage point looking out over Prague, Petřín is hard to beat, especially if you climb to the top of its 60 metre-high Lookout Tower. But there’s also no dearth of things to do in Petřín itself, filled as it is with picturesque gardens, quaint attractions, and plenty of winding paths to explore.

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Petřín Hill

Only a stone throw away from the Prague Castle is Petřín Hill; perfect for a summer walk away from the bustle of tourists. Part of the land is set aside for an apple and a pear orchard from which the fruit can be freely picked from the trees. Much of the stone sed in building the major sights in Prague was quarried out of Petrin, however today this is not noticeable beneath the trees and gardens.

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Church of St. Lawrence

Located on the site of a Romanesque church dating back to the 10th century, this Baroque church was restored in the mid-1700s. This restoration project has formed the basis of the church that can be seen today and was designed in all probability by Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer and built by Ignazio Palliardi and his nephew of the same name.

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