The oldest public park in Central Europe and one of the oldest central European parks.
Sad Janka Kráľa was founded on the right bank of the Danube in the years 1774-76. The park had undergone many changes and today’s appearance of the park has been preserved since 1839. Typical are “large-scale natural interiors”. The massive rare trees are complemented by small architecture. The most typical features of Sad Janka Kráľa are the small separated spaces of circular shape decorated with elements of the zodiac. The most prominent architectural feature is a unique garden gazebo that was originally a tower of the Franciscan Church. The statue of Janko Kráľ is located at the very heart of the park. Currently, the park has cultural and social function, serving as a relaxing place and a meeting point. The park creates an oasis of peace while serving as a place for sports activities for people of all ages.
It is the oldest public park in Central Europe and one of the oldest central European parks. It is located in Bratislava’s Petržalka between the Old Bridge and the New Bridge. It has an area of 42 ha.