Tips for trips: The Czech Grand Canyon

With the new month, here’s another travel tip for you. If you’re looking for the perfect view near Prague, you’re in the right place. Lom Velka Amerika and its surroundings are a great choice for a trip with Anytime. So what exactly is it all about?

Lom Velka Amerika is a fascinating place near Prague that is worth visiting. This limestone quarry, about 800 meters long, 200 meters wide, and up to 100 meters deep, is flooded with crystal-clear water, and there are two interconnected lakes at the bottom. Although access to the quarry is prohibited, you can safely admire it from the lookout point right by the parking lot or from the paths leading around it.

The site is interesting not only for its natural beauty but also for its historical significance. The local quarries used to be the destination for political prisoners and have become a cultural heritage site, which has been featured in many films. Among others, scenes for the cult film Limonádový Joe and Akumulátor were filmed here.

Malá Amerika, the second limestone quarry near Velka Amerika, is smaller but equally impressive. Both quarries are connected by underground tunnels, but these are not accessible to the public. In the vicinity of the quarries, you can visit the Small Fortress Museum of Czechoslovak Fortification from 1937 and sit in the café garden.

So don’t wait and use your free time for a new adventure. The trip takes only 20 minutes from Prague, so just hop on Anytime and you can set off!