Dancing House, Prague

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Aptly named Dancing House is one of the more unusual buildings in the city center, a modern glass structure surrounded by Gothic and Baroque architecture. Designed by architects Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry, the curvy glass tower appears clutched against a more upright structure, making the combination look like a pair of dancers. Nicknamed the "Fred and Ginger Building" after the celebrated dance duo, the building caused controversy in the 1990s, as some critics felt it did not accord well with the surrounding architectural styles. Visit the top floor, which houses a restaurant and offers views stretching all the way to the city's famous castle. Put Dancing House on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Prague online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Since I went alone to the prospect, very disappoint me access to the prospect. A sign on the door, the entrance fee is 100,-. And from the operator, I learned that only with the ticket from the exhibition below or by purchasing the "something" in the cafeteria. Although I managed to persuade the operator that you buy something to the way out, but ... As such, the prospect of a beautiful, nice and the weather. I have to say that the construction is quite interesting and certainly catches the eye. However, the penalty for it, that I did not buy a ticket to was long in coming. I bought cookies from the counter (rather than power-i.e. nothing) and hot chocolate with him. Something so horrible I had a drink and then she dropped in the first trash can. Hot water with cocoa? About? Once a spoon up to? I'd be ashamed to sell. And either let the prospect of accessible entrance fee, or perhaps never. This forced shopping something I don't want really is for punishment.
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  • Only walked by briefly but it was a fine example of unique architecture! Didn’t stop for a drink but was free to just walk by and admire.  more »
  • A great place to enjoy a nice fine dining experience. Excellent food with spectacular views of the city and river!  more »
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  • In order to enjoy the view you're going to have to pay for a drink (sodas are about €2,50!), which you're not allowed to share. View was good, but not worth five euros since the tetras is actually pretty small and you will no be able to see all of the city, just 2/3. Guess it's more picturesque to just take a photo of the house itself and not actually go in.
  • We went to have breakfast and enjoy the view and the sun. However at the top floor they serve only coffee and tea, nothing to eat. There is almost no place to seat in the terrace. You can have breakfast at the restaurant one floor below, which is just OK. The view is nice, but the breakfast was not to the standards of other places. We had the option with a mix of Danish pastries which turned out to be only three pieces of the same thing. The coffee was tasty. You can go to the dancing houses for the view, have a quick coffee or tea in the terrace, but don't expect anything to remember about the place itself.
  • Highly Recommend! Great place to go for a nice view of the city! You walk in and take the elevator up to the 7th floor where there's a restaurant, and then you take some stairs up to where the terrace is. To go out onto the terrace you can either pay 100czk or buy a drink and go for free (I recommend the second option). Lady making the drinks wasn't super friendly, but we really enjoyed the drink and the view!
  • in s city with such a great architecture, this on disappointed. I guess, we expected a bit more. but the idea and the story is good
  • This place named as Dancing house but which confused many people. Actually hotel owner was a fan of two American dancing couple... And for their memory he construct this building with simbol of them. But after going on roof, you can have a nice view of Prague with river.
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