Žižkov Television Tower, Prague

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Visible from almost every corner of the city, Žižkov Television Tower is the tallest structure in Prague. The tower's unconventional triangular design, patented by architect Vaclav Aulicky and engineer Jiri Kozak, received a number of unfavorable nicknames during its early years. Locals resented it as an example of Communist-era architecture marring Prague's famous skyline, while city officials defended it as a major representative of Structural Expressionism. Ugly to some, innovative to others, the building continues to draw tourists with its observatory, which offers 360-degree views of the city. Visit the tower's panoramic restaurant or stay at its single-room luxury hotel, overlooking Prague from a height of 66 m (216 ft). Our Prague trip itinerary maker website makes visiting Žižkov Television Tower and other Prague attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • €6 student, € 9 adults. At the top are sofas, a coffee with sweets. We can stay as long as you want. There were not too many people when we went there.
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  • The tower is located in a quiet area outside the Centre of Prague and in a oloprasino Park. The view from the tower was nice, but expensive. The coffee inside the Tower isn't something special. There is a cafe beneath the Tower, in the Park you can visit; you could combine your visit to the tower with a visit to the Church of the heart of Christ that is located very close to the tower. If you take the subway to go to the Tower you will find the Church upon exiting the Metro station from the Tower (Jiřího z Poděbrad). Surely is not one of the top attractions in Prague, however if you have already visited the most important sights and didn't have anything else to do I believe it's worth it.
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  • In case you are asked to pay more than 10 Euro for visiting just a panaromaic site, you probably have the right to expect clean windows and some textual back-up to make your experience worth it. Not i...  more »
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  • Wiew is great, also there is a bar and you can sit in a hanging chairs to relax. Place feels very exclusive and nice, only thing that I found not so good is that you cant go out and smoke a cigarette or just chill in some fresh air watching the wiew, it is all in a closed room. Other than that, perfect!
  • Truly living up to its title of the 2nd ugliest building in the world. The Zizkov tower offers a 360 view of surrounding Prague (unless you happen to go when a private event is on). The manky unclean glass offers even the most professional photographer a challenge in getting a delightful shot. After the deluge of said shot you can then bask in the beauty of prague in a hanging bauble (again tattered and dingy). Looking past the negatives, all in all, an experience to get a few pics of Prague.
  • Ever wanted to feel like a character in the 60s marionette series Thunderbirds? This vestige from Soviet cold war era is straight-out-o Thunderbirds - it even looks like a rocket! The view from the observation area is 360 N, W and S over the whole of Prague. It also boasts a cool bar, with high class cocktails on the menu. After you've done Charles Bridge and Bohemia this is a MUST.
  • Bad service in the reception downstairs. The receptionist took no interest in the customers what so ever. The building is quit ugly to be honest :-) But the food in the restaurant/café was exeptionel, and the staff there where customer friendly.
  • When you're buying the tickets it seems that you are intruder who disturbs chick who works here. Pretty expensive for dirty viewing windows in the observatory. But Prague from this perspective looks amazing so it doesn't really matter.

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