The terraced Vrtba Garden or Vrtbovska Garden, together with three other Baroque gardens (Vratislav, Schönborn and Lobkowicz), situated on the slope of the Petrin Hill, is one of Prague's most important Baroque gardens. The picturesque garden is embellished with expressive statues of ancient gods. The garden was built for Count John Joseph of Vrtba, the Highest Burgrave of Prague Castle, on a former vineyard in the years 1715–20. The creator of the project was well-known Prague architect Franz Maximilian Kaňka (1674–1766). Situated on a hill, the garden is divided into several terraces, connected to each other by staircases. First thing you’ll notice is a stately figure of Atlant holding a large globe on his shoulder. In the bottom of the garden, spreading in three teraces up the Petrin Hill, you’ll find a small pool and sala terrena decorated with frescoes of Venus and Adonis by Riener. Another terace is accessible via two staircases creating together an image of a butterfly. The third terace is rich in many statues, stone vases with reliefs and a great view of the Lesser Town.
The garden is situated behind the Vrtba palace. It can be reached by passing through a porch on Karmelitská street and walking straight ahead through a courtyard. Karmelitská 25, Prague 1