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The natural park (the area of 250 hectares) was founded in the year 1885 by the Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva-Tarouca. He took advantage of the miscellaneous valley of the stream Botic and its tributaries, the Dobřejovický and Zdiměřický streams.The result of his lifelong hard work is an original masterpiece of garden landscape architecture of worldwide importance.
Apart from its artistic and historic significance, the park is also valuable from the dendrological point of view with its collection of about 1.600 species of local and exotic plants. The collection of rhododendrons is particularly unique. There are about 8.000 rhododendrons within 100 taxa and cultivars.The park itself is the most significant landscape element southeast of Prague and an important haven for the variety of organisms in this part of the country.
The Průhonice Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Czech National Historic Landmark.
Historic Centre of Prague, Pruhonice, Czech RepublikHistoric Centre of Prague, Pruhonice, Czech Republik

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Czech Republic
Keywords:Czech National Historic Landmark, Historic Centre of Prague, Patriomonio de la Humanidad, Unesco, Welterbe, World Heritage, botanical garden, botanische tuin, garden, garten, landscape, landscape architecture, parc, park, praag, prag, prague, praha, pruhonice, tuin, werelderfgoed