Friday, 2 May 2014

The Planty Park

3rd May 2014

The Plantry Park in Cracow-  is the largest central urban park in Europe, encircling the oldest park of city.

In the past city was surrounded by a wall brick built in brick and stone, 2.40 metres thick and 6-7 metres high. Some  9 metres outside the wall was a rampart, 2.20-2.50 metres high. The entire structure was protected by a moat, 3 metres deep and 6-8 metres wide.  ( Around the Barbican this barrier extended to 24 metres wide).


THE PLANTY PARK












The name of the best known Polish park, the Planty, is derived from word "plants".

A municipal park which replaced the demolished city walls is 4 kilometres long and extends over the area of 21 hectares, as such a unique planning project for Europe.




















8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful park, flowers and so large, must be lovely to walk in it.

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  2. It looks to be a wonderful park. Labour costs are so here, we don't have flower beds of annuals anymore. Such a pity.

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    1. Andrew, I didn't know you don't have bed flowers.

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  3. Such a beautiful green park. I am amazed at how well protected the city was with a wall and moat.

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    1. Cythia it was so well protected because it was one of the most important cities in the country

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  4. Wow! This is such a beautiful park. I would love to visit this beautiful place.

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    1. Kay, you are welcome just buy a plane ticket to Cracow.

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