Even in the built-up part of the capital, you can stop in an oasis of calm, formed by a wooded area surrounding a stream. Walk through the city districts of Modřany, Písnice and Kamýk just through the valley of the Libušský brook. This area has been declared a protected area because it is an important landscape element in the built-up area and is used for recreation of the surrounding inhabitants. Every visitor, including you, can relax and learn here - you will still be in the capital and at the same time in nature with interesting vegetation.
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Interesting facts Modřany gully
Romance of a flowing stream
Modřanská ravine has been protected since 1988. The stream here flows through beautiful original nature and creates many romantic nooks. When walking here, you will not feel at all that you are close to the urban area. This natural monument is relatively large, covering an area of almost 125 ha. During the walk you can see many rare plants and rock vegetation, but most of the area is covered with forest.
Take the nature trail
Modřanská ravine significantly affects the surrounding landscape. Thanks to this, you can observe different geological layers here. The Libušský stream creates an erosive notch with a distinctive profile. It is possible to find rocks from the ancient period, when there was a sea in this area. Here you can observe the so-called Dobříš conglomerates, the individual parts of which were brought to the original sea by the river and then became a uniform rock. The nature trail is 3.5 km long and you can learn not only about geology, but also about flora and fauna.
Today's vegetation in the gorge is different
In earlier times, the vegetation in Modřanská ravine looked completely different. Originally there were mainly pastures and almost no wooded vegetation. The remnants of the original flora are represented, for example, by the carnation or the Czech woodpecker, the winter horsetail, the brown-red quality, some species of dry grasslands and the rarest plant, the watercress. The trees are represented by acacias, alders and poplars, spruces were also planted here. Rock vegetation is represented by, for example, gray fescue, northern spleenwort or perennial hawthorn.
Author: Helena Syslová