Zizkov Televison Tower, Prague

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Visible from almost every corner of the city, Zizkov Televison 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 Zizkov Televison Tower and other Prague attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the most unusual TV towers I've seen, looks stunning in the Czech national colours. Open until late (midnight). Not exactly cheap, but worth the price.  more »
  • Nice view over Prague from the very futuristic looking tv tower. On a sunny day you can really see it all in a good colour.  more »
  • We went up to 93 meters. The city is superb at this height. Sofas and hanging round seats are available to enjoy the view. Very nice place. Do more BB at the bottom of the tower. Maybe they'll come back?
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  • The viewpoint - it will cost you 10€, which is a bit above Prague standards, but you will get above the clouds as well :-) If there is nice weather, it is worth it! The restaurant - usually accessible with reservation only, in the price of the superb meal you get entrance to the viewpoint as well. Prices of the main courses are around 25€, service is great and you get magnificent view. There is design restaurant in one section, bar in another one and breakfast / common restaurant in third section. Really nice experience.
  • The observation deck is 93 meters high and affords a 360 degree view of Prague. It also is a unique tower as it has a famous art installation of crawling babies on the exterior of the tower. Unfortunately, the babies has been temporarily removed for restoration. On the third level is a pricey restaurant and bar. We were going to eat a nice meal but were turned away because reservations are required. The bar, however, was open but does not have the views that are the real attraction of the whole place. The tower is well outside of old town but easily accessible from the subway and then a five minute walk from the subway station through a very nice and picturesque neighborhood with a nice little park and an architecturally interesting church to see. its crawling babies are really nice
  • The view from the top was spectacular. Unfortunately though the "art installations" in all three rooms were tired beyond compare (or not even there). Another draw to the Tower one sees on Internet pictures is the giant babies crawling up the outside of it... These are also long since removed, although you can still stumble across a couple of them at ground level in the Kampa gardens but this is halfway across the city. Only worth paying for the lift if you REALLY want the aerial shots, otherwise, just admired the architecture from the ground.
  • Interesting architecture of the tower gives you something a bit different in Prague. And obviously great views across the city. The bar and restaurant offer a very pleasant dinner with a view
  • The tower has 2 visitor levels. The lower one has 2 restaurant areas and one bar area. All commanding great views of Prague. The higher level is an observatory with even better views. For the observatory you pay an entrance fee but for the restaurant you don't. The choice is yours and you decide in the lobby. One elevator goes to the upper level and one to the lower. They also run a one room hotel suite which can be turned into a small boardroom/hospitality area. Pretty unique. The staff is great. I have had plenty of dinners and company events there. A great wine and cocktail selection including some Petrus selections! Parking is available. My advice: go for a coffee or cocktail and check it out. You will not pay to get to the lower level and you can always decide to venture upstairs or visit the restaurants.
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