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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). With our custom trip planner, Prague attractions like Žižkov Television Tower can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Stunning views on Prague with 360 degree. Must see, especially in the evening. It appears to be open untill midnight.  more »
  • The tower is definitely worth seeing only from the outside, there are much more beautiful places from which to see Prague from above. We reached only to admire the work of Cerny, author very important here in Prague. PS. it says that surround the Tower while you tap with one hand to bring good luck!
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  • This is on one of the hop on hop off bus tours and is worth visiting. It dominates the city and you get 360 degree views from the top. Places to eat and drink. Worth the effort.  more »
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  • 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 ! ! ! !
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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