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Statue of Franz Kafka

Spalena 2121/22 | Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 054 023
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Astonishing modern art!

As we walked around Prague, we spotted a strange shining object, situated in front of some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pat S
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Cool!

This statue is really amazing. I got a really good boomerang video. The whole statue changes and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
katieppie
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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 technologies and the traditional "golden hands" of Czech craftsmen. Watch the Metamorphosis, wait for the right alignment of the panels and discover Kafka!
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Spalena 2121/22 | Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Nové Město (New Town)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As we walked around Prague, we spotted a strange shining object, situated in front of some buildings. On inspection, it turned out to be a large motorised sculpture, which rotates in sections, to become whole, and then begins again. I think the head probably rotates...More

Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This statue is really amazing. I got a really good boomerang video. The whole statue changes and then rotates and comes back together again. Definitely worth checking out!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

That is all it is, a place to come take a pic, watch it move then walk in the mall. It is not wow but there is nothing like it in Prague so if you have time, go check it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It this a statue or kind of time machine? You can look at it few minutes and still you do not have enough.

Thank Frederick H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Like many things in Prague what is the point of this? Why no English explanations? Do you not care about English speaking tourists who pay to visit here and are the source of your economy? ?????

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this piece of mesmerizing artwork by chance. If you are in the area, it is definitely worth a stop, but probably not a destination in and of itself. The panels move in varying directions that prompt just about everyone to take a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened to stumble in on the statue walking around town. Somewhat captivating watching the layers spinning and forming the head. If you see it you'll probably end up standing there for a while watching and taking some video clips.

Thank Tomdave
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we where walking through a street and suddenly we saw a modern statue standing behid us. that was nice

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not so obvious its height is 11 meters. Franz Kafka's silver head, authored by David Cerny, is located within a new public space in front of the Quadrio shopping center (on Národní třída), directly above the metro station. It consists of 42 floors...More

Thank Miroslav S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw one statue of Kafka and I was confused when I saw this one on-line as it was different. We sought it out and were so glad we did; the pictures don’t do it justice! A fascinating, beautiful, moving artwork; wonderful.

Thank EmmieLouH
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street. When tired or broke, you can explore the
city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town
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