Žižkov TV Tower

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A short walk from the Jiřího z Poděbrad Square is Prague's TV tower that provides a fantastic 360-degree view of Prague through the windows of its observation deck. It is located in Mahlerovy sady (Mahler Gardens) off of Ondříčkova street, just outside of Vinohrady in the neighboring district of Žižkov - essentially in the center of the city. The controversial tower was built in 1985 - 1992 despite the protests of locals who feared that this giant construction would become an eyesore to Prague. In the year 2000, baby sculptures created by artist David Černý were attached to the tower and give the impression of babies crawling up and down the tower.

The tower is now an unmistakable Prague landmark and has made it on the list of the World Federation of Great Towers. It is 216 meters tall and besides providing Prague with a TV and radio signal, it offers a panoramic view of the city and Central Bohemia from 93 m above ground (an elevator will take you there). On a clear day, one can see to a distance of up to 100 km/60 miles.

Opening hours: Daily 9 a.m. - midnight