Quite a strange landmark, which is easy to find. in Prague it is the Prague metronome located in Letensky Gardens. You can easily get here from the city center by moving through Vltava. The attraction, in my opinion, is strange because I honestly do not know what to look there.
Well, yes – this is a huge metronome, high, which works from electric motor (guess). Otherwise, how can he still swing from side to side without stopping for such a long time. It stands on a hill on a hill. Next to him – paved tiled playground. Actually that’s all.
The content of the article
- 1 Metronome in Prague
- 2 Historical background
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 On the map
Metronome in Prague
The place is chosen by skateboarders, so everything is around painted graffiti. Ladders, walls, poles, all tiles in the area visibility. It’s like you’re in some kind of industrial backwater. district, and not in one of the most visited places in Prague. From the very metronome overlooking the city. Not bad, but the point is located it is rather low, and trees get in full view.
Next to the metronome pad there are a couple of viewpoints that located at the same height. The view there is better, without trees. Good seen Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and other attractions. AT In general, the metronome is a place in an extreme case; Sights, no wow effect.
Metronome in Prague
In general, the Leten Gardens is a pleasant place. There are many paths here You can walk with children, walk alone. But the park in winter It looks so-so, sadly. Without leaves, bare trees, debris dead grass, gray. In the summer it will be much nicer to alleys, to be in nature.
Not far from the metronome, I noticed that a lot of people ride on skateboards and rollers. Cyclists often drove by, and even the group on electric scooters. There is in Prague this kind of group excursions, when large enough scooters are taken on a large the group
Letheckie Gardens in Prague
Previously, there was a monument to Stalin. The largest in Europe which was made of monoliths collected throughout Czechoslovakia. Since 1952, out of 32 thousand stone parts was built by all monuments monument. Officially, he was called “the people of the Czech Republic – his to the liberator, “and the Czechs called him” the line for meat. “The column workers and peasants, lined up behind the figure of Stalin, lasted only 7 years, from 1955 to 1962.
In the 62nd it was destroyed in three explosions, despite the colossal cost of attractions. All the hype with removing The monument carried a purely political character. What is interesting – and nothing equivalent in scale and significance was invented. The current Metronome appeared here in 1991 as part of the Universal Czechoslovak exhibition.
The metronome is only an exposition that was after the exhibition left by the decision of the city authorities. She still calls skepticism among locals and bewilderment among visitors. According to the author Metronome, this 24-meter bandura was supposed to symbolize time and its inexorable movement forward.
Information to visit
Admission is free and non-stop.
I was in December and I can say that without the foliage more or less it is seen. But in the summer there will be no review at all, as I understand it. To come here solely for the sake of the metronome itself, definitely not worth it. If desired, it can be viewed from the Chekhov Bridge. But But if we consider it as part of a walk through the Leten Gardens – then the metronome fits harmoniously into the route.
On the map
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