The protected landscape area Bohemian Paradise (in Czech Český ráj) is a nature reserve about 90 km north-east of Prague. It was declared in 1955, as the first nature reserve in the country. At first, it was 95 square kilometers in area; today it is almost 182 square kilometers in area. One of the most recognizable elements of Bohemian Paradise is the sandstone rock.
Hruboskalsko is a name of one of the Bohemian Paradise areas – an area with picturesque and best-known sandstone formations. The Hruboskalsko area is characterized by impressive towers reaching up to 55 m and also by steep canyons. It is divided in 3 main areas: the Dračí Skály and Zámecká Rokle, the Kapelník, the Maják and the Údolíčko.
Visiting Hruboskalsko allows you to discover Valdštejn castle, Hrubá Skála castle, symbolic climber cemetery (right under the Mariánská lookout point), many spectacular viewpoints (Mariánská Vyhlídka, Vyhlídka Na Kapelu, Vyhlídka U Lvíčka, Hlavatice Lookout Tower etc.) giving you a stunning panorama of rock city. You will enjoy the remarkable beauty of the landscape and numerous historic landmarks, bizarre rock formations and deep pine forests.