Petřín towers into 327 metres above Prague and is one of many beautiful and romantic places in Prague. Already Kosmas the chronicler mentioned Petřín and said it was very rocky and for its numerous rocky places it began to be called Petřin for the Latin word petra means rock. In the old days rocks have been broken from Petřín and used for some of Prague’s buildings.
Petřín is a place that is connected with love. The love symbol is the statue of the famous Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha who dealt with the metaphysical form of love not only in his literary work. Many inhabitants of Prague visit Petřín on the 1st of May because the 1st of May is the day of love.
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