Zizkov Televison Tower, Prague

3.7
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Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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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  • A bit weird looking with mini alien babies on the outside but views upstairs were amazing. Unfortunately, the bar/lounge area was closed for a private function when we visited but managed to sneak a.....  more »
  • The first time you see the Zixkov Tower,,Is like an Alien invasion, It is so space age, Plus the "Baby" Sculptures on the side are just weird. We figured that just seeing it was worth the trek, So...  more »
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  • The design doesn't impress me, it looks a bit strange to be honest to see those statues of babies crawling up and down the tower. But the are is one of the best in Prague, quiet, more reserved and local. Beautiful parks and markets, cafes and shops around. I'll definitely visit again, but not for the tower. Another good thing, is that you can see the tower even at night from most of the town, sonif you walking around you can always try to locate it to have an idea of where you are
  • The food is great. Very expensive (about 100 Euros for 2 persons not including the wine), but made intricately and with great care. Very small portions, mind you. The view is very good. We were there in the early afternoon. The place was almost empty. In the evening you need to make a reservation a few days in advance. Why just 2 stars? There are several things that are not so fine in this establishment. The bartenders are patronising and not friendly. They treat some of the customers with contempt. There is no Czech beer available at all. The wine list is extensive, but really overpriced. The fancy looking chairs are very uncomfortable with no back support above waist. To summarize: this is the only place in the Czech republic so far where I would not go back.

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