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Petrin Tower, Prague

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For a little Czech-flavored taste of Paris, visit Petrin Tower, dominating the surrounding area from its location high above the Vltava River. Built in 1891, this 63 m (206 ft) tall steel structure is a scaled-down copy of Paris' Eiffel Tower. The structure features 299 steps, which run on the inside of the tower and lead to two separate observation platforms. After decades of service as a transmission tower, massive renovations in 1999 turned the structure into a tourist attraction, adding a small cafe, gift shop, and exhibit area to its lower levels. Pay the small fee to access the tower's observation platforms, offering unbeatable views of the entire city. Use our Prague online day trip planner to add Petrin Tower and other attractions to your Prague vacation plans.
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  • I climbed the hill to get to the tower. It wasn't expensive (150 crowns/£5 I think). It's stairs only with two viewing levels. The views are great, as you would expect so definitely worthwhile. 
    I climbed the hill to get to the tower. It wasn't expensive (150 crowns/£5 I think). It's stairs only with two viewing levels. The views are great, as you would expect so definitely worthwhile.  more »
  • Worth the climb up the steps for some lovely views across Prague - see the pictures. You can take an escalator for a small extra cost. It was a fun thing to do for an hour, and I got a concessionary.....  more
    Worth the climb up the steps for some lovely views across Prague - see the pictures. You can take an escalator for a small extra cost. It was a fun thing to do for an hour, and I got a concessionary.....  more »
  • Worth a trip up this Eiffel Tower- like structure for the panoramic views of the city. It is quite a hike to the top observation deck and at the time we visited the lift wasn’t working - which was... 
    Worth a trip up this Eiffel Tower- like structure for the panoramic views of the city. It is quite a hike to the top observation deck and at the time we visited the lift wasn’t working - which was...  more »
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  • A tad bit over rated but beautiful nonetheless. Beautiful grounds and trees surround the tower. After hiking up steep hills to see it, I was grateful for the “I Love You” cafe east of the tower. Homemade pies and cakes with a nice glass of lemonade to enjoy. The whole area is a great place to walk around exploring or just sitting under a tree resting, enjoying the view. Oh yes, there’s a Tram you can take up and down the mountain if you don’t want to hike all the way up.
  • At the moment I've visited the elevator was not working so it was also a nice workout other than a beautiful view of Prague. At the top floor you can feel the tower moving slightly with the wind!! Overall a nice experience. Could be bitty cheaper? Yes! But it's worthy, also buy your ticket from the website to cut totally the line!!
  • It is situated in a beautiful park. Spring is wonderful to visit since you can see cherry trees blossom. The tower itself looks cool, there are always many people who want to climb it - and it is really high) somewhere like 300 stairs. But the view is amazing!
  • Went to eat lunch at the beautiful Petrin Tower! Very interesting to see the art statues of babies climbing the tower! If you go up to the 3rd floor restaurant, the views are amazing! I recommend you try the goulash w dumplings! Friendly service and quick! Perfect lunch stop!
  • I recommend to buy a ticket online. It's fast and uncomplicated and also you have the opportunity to add a visit in the house of mirrors for more favorable. You can choose between an elevator and maybe about 300 steps, but I recommend to walk because of the sight. There are two reversed stairs, so you don't have problems with people walking downstairs. In April the elevator was broken, but if you want to use it you will have to pay little more. The view is stunning.

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