Vltava Water Tower & Manes Gallery, Prague

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Perched above Prague's main river, Vltava Water Tower & Manes Gallery stands as one of the city's finest exhibits of contemporary art. Visit the iconic tower, which dates from the 1400s and long powered the town's fountains, and admire its sturdy construction topped by a classic onion-shaped dome. Then head to the gallery underneath and wander through its display of works from both Czech and international artists. This was a favorite venue of the late revolutionary, playwright, and president Vaclav Havel. You'll notice that the building's design allows for a great deal of natural light, keeping the interior illuminated and affording a sweeping view of the city and river. By using our Prague trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Vltava Water Tower & Manes Gallery and other attractions in Prague.
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  • Vltava Water Tower & Manes Gallery is yet another fantastic landmark located along the waterfront Nove Mesto ( New Town) side that makes for some great photographic opportunities. The water tower look...  more »
  • Shitkovskaja is one of the water towers in Prague. Tower height: 47 m was built at the end of the 16-century Slavic Island to supply the new city water from the Vltava River. It is noteworthy that the Tower has successfully fulfilled its primary function almost until the end of the 19th century, then happily preserved after all attempts at its demolition and even was repaired. Today the Tower pleases look his old krasnokirpichnym views, a little lost amid ugly modern buildings Gallery "Manes". Recommend the path, for example, as part of the route to the Dancing House.
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  • I expected absolutely nothing out of this visit, went because I am an art lover, but there was a pretty impressive collection of Klimts!  more »

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