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Famous, from both aesthetic and technical point of view, exceptional Průhonický park was founded in 1885 by Count Ernst Emanuel Silva-Tarouca. Průhonice park uses the rugged valley of the river Botiče and besides having a rich collection of indigenous trees it is also proud of carefully built collection of exotic trees. Favourite parts of the park are the slopes planted with more than 8,000 pieces of rhododendrons, beautiful botanical garden with rosario and valuable collection of irises and peonies and great alpinum built on natural rocky slopes.
Průhonice park is included in the list of cultural monuments first category and the list of historical gardens, issued by international organizations ICOMOS.
The park also includes Průhonický chateau, used as a convention, conference and cultural center. A very popular use Průhonický castle and its gardens is an organization of weddings.