Near the left bank of the Vltava River and in close proximity to the end of Charles Bridge, one of Prague’s most remarkable gardens has been preserved thanks to a confluence of many circumstances.
The former monastery garden – Vojanovy sady, named after the important Czech theatre actor Eduard Vojanov (1853-1920), creates a special enclave in the middle of the capital Prague, designed for stopping, sitting quietly, walking or meeting. It is strange how, even today, the massive early Baroque walls, featuring only simple decorations, isolate the garden space from the busy and restless city centre and evoke in us the need for contemplation or meditation. The perceptive viewer feels the original genius loci of the monastery environment, which at some moments evokes the desired silentium, i.e. sacred silence. The original founders of this garden, the sisters of the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites, were promised this.
Orientation plan of the garden
- Entrance from U Lužického semináře Street
- Main axis of the garden
- Buildings of the former monastery
- Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk with terrace
- Chapel of St. Theresa
- Chapel of St. Elijah
- Terrace with fountain
- Management facilities
- Ministry of Finance
- Wallenstein Garden
Instructions for visitors
- Respect the greenery, lawns, trees, furnishings and local fauna and the overall peaceful atmosphere.
- The garden is not intended for walking dogs (even on a lead), picnics, lighting fires, cycling, camping or overnight stays.
- It is not possible to hold promotional, advertising or similar events here.
- Smoking and alcohol consumption are not allowed within the grounds.
- In the event the garden is locked, call 602 200 249 or the municipal police.