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Petrin Tower (Rozhledna)

| Petrin Hill Park, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
+420 257 320 112
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The lookout tower was built for the General Land Centennial Exhibition in 1891 by the initiative of the founders of Czech Tourist Club: Dr. Vilem Kurz and architect Vratislav Pasovsky. Having been inspired by the Paris lookout tower designed by engineer Eiffel, Petrin Hill which is 318 m high was chosen for the structure. The construction began on March 16, 1891, according to the initial design of architect Vratislav Pasovsky further elaborated by engineers Frantisek Prasil and Julius Soucek from Czech and Moravia Machine Works (Ceskomoravska strojirna). The opening ceremony took place on August 20 of the same year. The foundations were laid 11 meters underground to hold the 63.5-metre tall steel construction that weighed 175 tons. An octagonal tube is the core of the structure with the lift surrounded by two spiral staircases with 299 stairs - one for each direction. The entire structure includes bracing elements in the shape of Saint Andrew's crosses. The tower has two lookout landings; the upper one is 55 metres high. The ground floor and basement are situated in a neo-Renaissance building. At the beginning of July 1938, the top of the tower was damaged by fire, probably caused by a short circuit in the lift cage. The observation tower was a TV transmission tower between 1953 and 1992. Today, it is only used as a lookout tower.
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| Petrin Hill Park, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Praha 1
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The Petrin Tower is located on the top of the Petrin Hill in Mala Strana area of the city. It was a landmark built in 1891 and is built to resemble the Eiffel Tower. It is very popular among younger visitors to the Petrin Hill...More

Thank Prawet J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Who wants to see Prague from outstanding view - has to visit. It leads it became very crowded place, so I recommend to visit one of another Prague towers - also the old towers in citi are very attractive and no tourists there. BTW -...More

Thank Tomas B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tower reminder me a lot of the Eiffel Tower. Much smaller of course but sit's high on a hill overlooking Prague, so great views. Quite a hike to the top!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a long way up to the tower, even when riding the funicular. We walked up the tower - a very narrow circular staircase with bi-directional people traffic - super crowded, uncomfortable, and long walk up. There are 2 observation decks - both equally small...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To visit the park where the tower is located you can use your bus/tram ticket. Beautiful park, flower gardens and views of Prague, you can relax and walk around during the afternoon or early morning. To visit the tower is a minimal charge and you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great for a lovely view of Prague. It is not expensive, but there can be queues if you wish to use the elevator. Personally I walked the stairs which was much easier and quieter. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank rleacy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Prague you should definitely come here, like a mini Eiffel Tower, the 300 steps to the top are worth it for a spectacular 360° view of the city

Thank ruthcolbert
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower is easily reached using the funicular railway but be prepared for queues. We got entry for free with the Prague Pass but there is the option to pay to use the lift which we immediately did. The views are fantastic and the staff...More

Thank ArinAnnan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the tower is spectacular! To get to the top of the hill you can take the funicular from Mala Strana to save your legs. Once at the tower, you can challenge yourself to climb the stairs, or take an easy elevator ride.

Thank gordondj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking a bit like the Eiffel Tower, Petrin Tower dominates the skyline above Prague. Situated in an area of lovely walks there is a fabulous view of the city from here.

Thank Alan B
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seedegraff
24 April 2018|
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Response from Zoran18 | Reviewed this property |
In any case can this be very interesting for the students. It is very nice view on practically whole Prague from there. If you use public transportation, you can buy tickets on the station near the cable tram. Price is a... More
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lmy89
16 December 2016|
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Response from sugar_98 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure if it's open on dec 24, just check online site of Petrin tower..i guess it will be cold coz it was windy even in summer..20- 30mins will be maximum for you to spend up the tower to see everything you want to... More
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21 April 2016|
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Response from louis phillippe d | Reviewed this property |
No need to pre book,may be except summer months when it get crowded all over Prague..
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