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QUEST FOR SPICE AND GLORY| Exhibition for all senses

1. - 17. 3. 2024

Immerse yourself in the allure of the ancient Orient. Set off on an expedition to discover rare spices, tea, and silk from distant Asia. The Czech 19th-century explorer and teacher, Josef Kořenský will guide you. Experience the tactile sensation of selected exhibits, breathe in the enticing aromas, and even savor a few flavors. Trained guides, Braille labels, and audio guides will be available onsite throughout the exhibition for your convenience.


The exhibition offers a small taste of the richly diverse Asian world, which has slowly opened up over centuries, enriching European culture and everyday life.

The exhibition is suitable for all age groups from preschoolers to seniors. Guided tours for groups can be arranged throughout the exhibition's opening hours.

When and where

The exhibition will take place from March 1 to March 17, 2024, in the Exhibition Hall located in the Ornamental Gardens (see MAP).

The opening hours of the garden from March to October are daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.


Regular admission to the Prague Botanical Garden applies to the exhibition.

The standard admission price includes access to the entire botanical garden area, as well as other exhibitions and events unless otherwise specified.




(Czech language only)


180 CZK

150 CZK

Children aged 3-15, students up to 26 years with a valid ID or ISIC

120 CZK

100 CZK

Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children aged 3-15)

540 CZK

450 CZK

Age 60+, disabled people with ZTP certification, visitors with special needs

95 CZK

75 CZK

Age 70+



Dog (must be on a leash)*

100 CZK


Children aged 0-2, stroller, disabled people with ZTP/P certification**




School Groups

80 CZK/pupil


15% discount on admission when purchasing an e-ticket (Czech language only).

Annual passes, neighborhood passes, and VIP tickets are valid for the event.

* Dog entry is permitted only in Outdoor expositions.

** ZTP/P visitors have the option of free accompaniment.

Both cash and card payments (VISA, MasterCard). We do not accept American Express cards.

How to get to us

The garden is accessible in various ways, but the most convenient is to use public transportation. Please click here for a complete overview of how to reach us, including parking information.

Entrance is possible through the ticket offices Kovárna, Bohnice, or Fata Morgana.

To plan the ideal route to the Exhibition Hall for individuals with reduced mobility and orientation in the space, don't hesitate to get in touch with Eva Novozámská, 00420 603 489 029 or Lucie Brzková, 00420 734 692 200 before your visit.

 Josef Kořenský

(26 July 1847–8 October 1938)

Josef Kořenský, a versatile individual, played a significant role in our society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Renowned as an exceptional educator, explorer, and adept writer, he disseminated his travel experiences to diverse audiences. Through lectures, exhibitions, and engaging travel narratives, he ignited curiosity about distant lands, particularly among the youth. Additionally, he made valuable contributions to educational and scientific publications, enriching both school and museum collections with specimens, books, and artifacts gathered from his travels abroad.

From 1872 to 1913, he embarked on dozens of journeys, always departing fully prepared with studies of specialized literature, languages, and a meticulously planned itinerary. Following his European travels, in 1893, he set out with his companion Karel Řezníček on a round-the-world journey. They visited, for example, the USA, Japan, China and Egypt. He also traveled through several Asian countries as part of his journey to the antipodes between 1900 and 1901. Although he did not map unknown places on his travels, he was nevertheless considered an explorer from a Czech perspective. Through his activities, he broadened the horizons of the entire Czech society.

“My wish to behold the black lands of the Japanese Orient, to see its sacred groves with lovely camphor trees, to ascend volcanic mountains, to raise my eyes to the mysterious Mount Fuji, to survey fields cultivated with meticulous care, to wander through thickets of azaleas, camellias, and bamboo, and to immerse my spirit in the captivating sights of Japanese nature and its people: all of this was fulfilled to the fullest extent to me..."
Josef Kořenský, Journeys Around the World - Japan, 1902

No one indeed could have been a better guide for our exhibition than Josef Kořenský.


You are warmly invited!

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