Prague boasts a skyline that’s simply brimming with fantastic works of architecture. The Czech capital is home to some of the most iconic buildings across the globe, with the city striking a beautiful balance of 14th century, gothic work and modern establishments.
Here are just five of the most interesting buildings located throughout Prague, each one guaranteed to make some great holiday snaps and strike up a conversation.
Prague Castle is steeped in history and stands proudly as one of the city’s most important cultural establishments. The castle dates back to the 9th century and has survived through fires and wars, being rebuilt and expanded to create the eclectic mix of architecture that it is today.
The site features three courtyards, the Royal Palace, St Vitus Cathedral, St George’s Basilica and Convent, as well as rounded towers and the picturesque Golden Lane. The castle is open daily, allowing the public to explore the extensive details for themselves.
The Hilton Hotel is a prime example of Prague’s ability to deliver modern designs to a stunning finish. Located conveniently between the business district and Old Town, the hotel was voted the ‘Best Business Hotel in Eastern Europe’ by Business Traveller Magazine.
Not only is the exterior sleek and elegant, but inside guests will find an incredible number of amenities, including a rooftop bar and lounge, 2,000sq. Meter fully equipped Health Club, swimming pool, spa, concert hall, golf course.
Zizkov Television Tower
Prague is the stomping ground of radical artist David Cerny. One place to marvel at his work for free is the Zizkov Television Tower. Stretching for more than 709 feet, the tower stands high above the city’s skyline, with Cerny’s bizarre giant baby sculptures, which were originally a temporary installation, scaling the structure.
Inside the Zizkov Television Tower is a one-room hotel, along with nine pods that are attached to the tower.
Municipal House Hall
This Art Nouveau styled concert hall has been preserved incredibly since being built at the beginning of the 20th century. Both outside and inside have been crafted to an expert finish, with the exterior designed by Antonín Balšánek. Osvald Polívka has put his flamboyant touch to the interior, with elegant sculptures and lavish decorations.
The Municipal House Hall is a tourist favourite. Guided tours frequently take place to allow visitors the chance to explore the building, including several rooms that are normally off-limits to the public. Tours are available in both English and Czech.
The Dancing House
Arguably, Prague’s most iconic piece of architecture, the Dancing House is a must-visit for all tourists. The famous building curves and contorts to replicate a dancing duo, namely famous couple Fred and Ginger. The daring design was created by Vlado Milunić and was completed in 1996.
Members of the public are only permitted access to the top floor of the Dancing House. This is where restaurant Celeste is located, which allows visitors an inside look at the unique building as well as breath-taking views over the Vltava River and Prague Castle.