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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  • It's a great construction, strongly recommended for visiting if high altitude doesn't scare you. A big viewing platform divided in the three rooms, one is equipped with funny hanging chairs, so you can sit down and relax, enjoying the beautiful view of Prague. Can't say anything about the restaurant, but I think it's a good place to have a drink there.
  • 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
  • A great place to watch prague's 360 panoramic view. Recommended time is just before sunset. Stay away from it during summer hot daytime hours.
  • Amazing life trip and also just a great tourist trip if you aren't a life! Don't worry if you are afraid of hights because all of the indoors of the tower remain indoors up to the top so you can't even fall out if you try hard. If I have one criticism it is the space between how high up it is and the ground. It is very frightening to drink your drink at such a high place! However, you really don't need to worry, as they told me on the lift "you don't need to worry, all of the indoors of the tower are indoors up to the top". If that concerned you as much as it concerned me you need no longer concern yourself at last.
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