A must-see place in Prague, one of the best and most interesting sights of the city. Located building in center, easily accessible on any type of transport. Plus, Not far from it is the embankment of the Vltava River. Actually, such geography and made an appearance from the roof of the Dancing House one of the best Panorama of Prague.
The content of the article
- 1 Dancing House, Prague
- 2 Historical background
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 On the map
Dancing House, Prague
The original plans for which the Dancing House was to act as an art gallery, library and cultural center as a whole – was not destined to be fulfilled. The house is now business center, with lots of offices, an expensive bar and a viewing a platform. Entry to the conditional free trial – pay 100 CZK or order a drink (there is also 65 CZK).
The bar, of course, is not cheap, so drink + dessert is not fits into a hundred crowns. But you have an official reason to sit at a table with a beautiful view of the rooftops of the city. Pretty evening It is difficult to take good pictures through the glass – it flashes and glows. But the sunset hours are the most beautiful to visit. attractions.
The restaurant on the 7th floor was closed for a private evening, but I managed Pofotkat menu. The bar on the 8th floor has a total of 9 tables, on weekends better not to meddle, a lot of people. But the people are not sitting right for hours, you can wait for the table, I just waited 10 minutes.
Dancing house in Prague
The bar only drinks and sweets. Sunset on the street viewing 100 kronor or drink. I podgadal so that just I needed with something sweet (16-17 hours), paid 134 crowns for a latte and a piece chocolate cake, pleasant with useful. Both coffee and cake were normal.
I don’t know if anyone pays 100 kroons separately for a viewing if coffee / beer costs CZK 60-70, and wine CZK 100. Better drink right away to take. As a result, it generally turns out to be inexpensive, because usually the observation room It costs about 150 CZK, for example, at the Petršinskaya Tower.
The view is only from 3-4 tables, which occupy more often. But the view also not exactly perfect at all. There is a second glass and there is iron beams that block the view. But clearly seen Prague Castle, yes. And still – rather low for a viewing platform. WITH outdoor look is much better, and there is where to sit, but in the winter – wind and oak.
By the way, when I left, the people thinned out and even free ones appeared. tables In general, everything is as usual when I go to the viewpoint: either the weather deteriorates, or some other cataclysm.
Dancing house in Prague
Inspiration of the architects of the Dancing House was a brilliant dance duo Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. That is why At home there is the second, the official name “Ginger and Fred.” Story These Hollywood stars of the 30s will be even more interesting than the story of the house itself, but you can google it yourself.
Half a century before Ginger and Fred froze on the waterfront Vltava, in this place was a residential building, later affected by the bombing of World War II. Czech President Vaclav Havel lived near the wasteland. As they say, it was him first came up with the idea to put something unusual here.
Two architects: Vlado Milunich and Frank Gary, as well as a designer from England, Eva Irzhichna, created what caused the massive debate in among the Prague intelligentsia and ordinary citizens. Dancing couple so out of the usual classic exterior Prague buildings that flared up serious disputes. However, when the building’s support was completed in 1996.
Information to visit
Open daily from 10 am to 12 at night.
The cost of passage to the observation deck – 100 CZK or make order at the bar.
Toilet is free.
In the autumn and winter on the roof is windy, it is better to dress warmer
In 2016, a hotel appeared in the Dancing House, Dancing House Hotel. Four stars, twenty rooms with a great view from the windows, and the most luxurious here are the penthouses Ginger Royal Suite and Fred Royal Suit.
On the map
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