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Statue of Franz Kafka

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The eleven-metre-high statue is a 21st-century technical marvel of Prague. Forty-two moving panels form the face of the great Czech writer Franz Kafka. The statue by David Cerny stands at the Quadrio shopping centre and combines art with modern...more
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Spalena 2121/22 | Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Nové Město (New Town)
+420 224 054 023
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Reviewed 2 days ago

20 tonnes of moving metal ,oddly nowhere near the Kafka museum but outside a smallish shopping mall. well worth tracking it down.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DON B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having loved Kafka and other existentialist writers I found myself thinking, what would he think? We stood and watched the statue rotate over and over, each time the same and yet different. What was the meaning? Was there one, or was there one we could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went out walking to find this sculpture and happy we made the trip. It is interesting to watch. Almost no one was there, so we were able to enjoy the mechanics of it in an unrushed way.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eat-Wild-Salmon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this and watched from inside the adjacent mall. Pretty cool to see if you can find it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank redshoegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this figure! It moves, shines and looks fabulous, My mom found it scary as Kafka's head is divided onto slices, but... I think this is how contemporary art must look.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank R0gnedaCraft
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just parked in a quiet square outside the back entrance to a shopping centre. only a few minutes from the old town and Wenceslas Square but hardy anyone there admiring it. A huge polished metal head whose segments periodically rotate in different directions until it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ClevelandWomble
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique statue, smart and interesting view of the artist nice located , short walk from the main road .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nisimbarda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clever statue in the way that it rotates to form the image of the head. Located right next to great little shopping centre with good quality food hall located on top level.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rwe003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My knowledge of Kafka is limited, but if this statue is designed to show his mind I'm interested. Constantly on the move, constantly changing. And next to a shopping centre so coffee is available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 351ChrisB351
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like Kafka's books and I went to this place to see this sculpture. It is really beatifully designed. I loved that

Date of experience: January 2019
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shops and retail stores lining the entire square,
which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping
street. When tired or broke, you can explore the
city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town
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Response from nitinmalik2006 | Reviewed this property |
This is continuously moving by its own. Handle by property owner. You can not touch it or operate it or stop it. It take more than 1 minute to complete its one rotation but less than 2 minute. You can see it clearly as no... More