slopes of the vineyard with panoramic views over the Nusle valley, the decorative construction is today a restaurant and wine bar where you can sample the Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Rielsing cultivated on the slopes below.
In February 1945, the buildings on this exposed hillside suffered badly in an Allied bombing raid: the gazebo, the neighbouring historic bowling alley and rustic grotto subsequently fell into disrepair. Since the vineyard was replanted in the 1990s, however, a massive reconstruction programme has gradually been piecing them all back together again, using original plans and materials. The gazebo itself was rebuilt in 2004 at a cost of 20m crowns (about £700,000 at the time), retaining Barvitius's design, but with a modern glass and stone extension to accommodate its new commercial role.
With its wide terrace and magnificent vista over southern Prague, it has become a very popular venue at all times of year for weddings, as well as other celebrations such as the opening of the new vintage on St Martin's Day. the altán also has a small gallery where exhibitions of contemporary photography are frequently held.