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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  • Completely charmed by the 216 meter to the very modern style Tower! There are plenty of advantages: you can eat, you can warm in winter, you have a distant view of each side, and more inside is original with hanging chairs. There may be the price but for once that's not something common go for it.
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  • Really enjoyed the experience of visiting pressure tower. This place offers uninterrupted views over the entirety of Prague.  more »
  • This place has the best views of Prague. It’s not full of tourists which is lovely. There are comfy chairs where you can totally relax whilst having the best views.  more »
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  • Interesting tower. The babies are being renovated so are missing until November. We thought it was still worth it. I would go in the morning. That way, the sun is to your back when you look towards old town and the castle. During or after sunset may also be a good option.
  • Vastly improved since its renovation. Easy to buy tickets online, 250kc per person. Fantastic view of whole city. Interesting photo exhibit and films of area and towers history. Hope the creepy babies removal is permanent!
  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit in Zizhkov. This TV tower is located near the great restaurant "U Sadu" and also have another restaurant and small park just under it. The view is spectacular and the story about its creation is quite interesting too. Recommended to visit in Prague.
  • 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
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