The Palace Gardens are a collection of several old, formerly distinct, terraced gardens (Ledeburska, small Palffy, large Palffy, Kolowratska & small Furstenberska) on the slope underneath the Palace itself. The views over the New Town to Prague are excellent throughout most of the gardens, and the layout is downright ingenious in parts. They're pretty hefty, but you'll be so busy taking in the myriad sites (both in and beyond the gardens) that you'll be at the bottom in no time.
Beautiful and absorbing, but watch your step on the stairs if it's raining, as they are quite steep!
reviewed by Hamish Robertson from United Kingdom on Dec.11.2005