Jindřišská Tower (Jindřišská věž)

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Jindřišská Tower, PragueThe Jindřišská Tower (Jindřišská věž) near Wenceslas Square looks like any other tower. Its location on the busy Jindřišská Street makes it almost inconspicuous, so you probably wouldn't even think of including it on your list of sights.

The Jindřišská Tower is unique because a new tower was built inside the shell of the old one a few years ago. If you step inside, you will find yourself in a tower within a tower. You can see the inside of the old shell in some places along the staircase - if you walk, that is, since you also have an option of taking the elevator up. The tower's interior has been restored very nicely and contains a café, museum, a teddy bear shop and a restaurant.

The bell tower on the 10th floor offers a great experience. It feels like a spacious attic of an old farmhouse, with a number of large windows all around its perimeter and impressive bells hanging right above your head. Every hour the 10-bell chimes play one of 1152 preset melodies that can only be heard inside the bell tower, which is a great pity, but at the same time, it makes your visit to the tower all the more special. Visitors are allowed to open each window, so you can not only enjoy a great view of Prague from different angles, but can take pictures that are not obstructed by glass.

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Getting there:
The tower stands on Jindřišská at Senovážné náměstí and is close to the main post office. You can walk from the city center or take line A of the metro to Můstek (exit at Vodičkova/Jindřišská) or take tram 3, 9, 14 or 24 to Jindřišská.

Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The chimes in the bell tower play every hour.

Entrance fees:
Adults: 60 Kč
Seniors: 30 Kč
Children 6 - 15: 20 Kč
Children under 6: free

Website: www.jindrisskavez.cz