TV Tower, Prague

Prague Zizkov TV Tower from castle

Yes, it’s just a TV tower, but the design has to be seen to be believed and the views on a good day are fantastic.  It reminds you more of a soviet missile than a TV tower and the artwork sculptures of babies crawling up it, make it even more bizarre. It was completed in 1992, so it’s one of the last legacies of the communist era and it has an indoor observation area and a restaurant/café. The whole tower has been recently renovated and has changed its name from Zizkov to Tower Park. The observation deck is open daily from 8am to midnight every day.  We caught the Metro to get here, line A stop Jiriho z Podebrad.   This is an extract from our free Prague City Guide.

Prague TV Tower

The view from the observation deck at the TV Tower, Prague

We enjoyed our trip to the TV tower, not just because it’s a fascinating structure, but also because you see a different side of Prague by going there.  It’s easy to stay in Prague and spend all your time in the Old Town or Mala Strana and before long you think everything in the city is hundreds of years old.  The TV tower stands in a residential district and offers more of a taste of what the city has been like in more recent years.  On a clear day you can see the tower from Prague Castle where the photo at the top of the page was taken. Adult admission is 150 CZK with discounts for students, children & families (2012 prices).

Prague TV Tower dishes

LOCATION & CONTACT

Address: Prague TV Tower (Tower Park),  Mahlerovy sady 1, Prague 3, Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 724 251 286
Email: info@towerpark.cz

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