Photo By Peter Watts
Bleveldér Gardens
 

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Bleveldér Gardens - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

It was quite fun watching people lean close into the fountain to hear the 'singing' noise for which it is known while taking this panoramic picture. Eventually the children playing beside the fountain clinched the moment, and it was time to move onto Prague Castle itself.

Bleveldér Gardens - FURTHER INFORMATION

Bleveldér Gardens - Prague visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Bleveldér Gardens' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hlavní město Praha.

Panoramic photograph from gardens of the Bleveldér next to Prague Castle. The official name for the Bleveldér is the 'Letohrádek královny Anny' (Queen Anne's Summer Palace) which Ferdinand I built for his wife between 1548 and 1560 at the east end of the Royal Gardens (Královská zahrada). The Bleveldér is a Renaissance building whose roof is an inverted copper ships hull. The interior is decorated with a series of reliefs depicting mythological scenes. In the center of the gardens, seen in this panorama, is the Singing Fountain (Zpívající, fontána), so called for the name the water makes splashing into the metal bowels. Tourists often approach closely to the fountain to hear the noise. The fountain is topped by a Satyr facing west playing a double horn. There is an excelant view of St Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) within the grounds of Prague Castle from the garden terrace.

ADDRESS

Letohrádek královny Anny
Jiřske Náměstí 33,
Royal Garden,
Prague Castle, Prague, 11000

Travel and Getting There:
Metro: Malostanská (line A)
Tram : Malostanská (12, 18, 20, 22, 23, 57), Pražský hrad hrad stop on Márinské hradby (22, 23)



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