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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  • August 17, 2017
    €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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • May 18, 2017
    Interesting building. Be careful. On April 29, 2017, I went to the upstairs drinking lounge for drinks and a view, arrival time 19:58. I went with five other people, four were young adults, stayed 1 hour and 10 minutes. During that time, I left the table twice. Got the Bill - 31 drinks on the bill! Impossible! My husband and I had ONE drink each. Of course, I did not ask each young adults to tell me what type of drink and how many drinks each one had - it would have ruined a lovely evening. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE ! ! ! !
  • April 18, 2017
    So please do your homework, READ. You don't have to pay the entrance fee. Instead, go to the restaurant. A beer is only 75KC which is cheaper than the entrance fee and you have something to drink and sit. The tower is nice to look at from the outside. And on the inside it's a very hip bar.... There's also a hotel in case you don't know. View is stunning.
  • June 30, 2017
    Heard it's the second ugliest building in the world.. Went to check and now I know why.. People, seriously, how could that be built there? Or how at all? Interesting building btw, worths checking I'd say.
  • March 30, 2017
    My wife and I went to observation deck at 93 metres on 19 January 2015. It was a very clear winter day and views were amazing. Not much else up there, shame really. Would be an ideal place for a bungee jump but I can imagine the local residents not tolerating the screaming. Doesn't cost much and very well worth a visit to get 360 view of Prague.
  • July 1, 2017
    Great view of Prague. Go grab a drink at the bar, it's cheaper then paying to go to the observation deck.

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