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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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Really interesting moving face

Like lots of the artwork in Prague, it is worth understanding the story behind them. We took a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Angus H
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Brisbane, Australia
Mesmerising

I love this statue, and it’s so mesmerising to watch. The movement is really cool, and the mere... read more

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Borup, Denmark
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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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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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+420 224 054 023
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Reviewed yesterday

Like lots of the artwork in Prague, it is worth understanding the story behind them. We took a personal walking tour of the Old Town which gave us a complete insight 'off the beaten track'

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Reviewed yesterday

I love this statue, and it’s so mesmerising to watch. The movement is really cool, and the mere size of it is impressive.

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Reviewed yesterday

This David Black art work was mesmerising. Once it started to rotate you just had to keep looking at it until it had turned both ways.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed yesterday

Must see statue. So modern and so unusual for Prague. Places&objects related to Kafka are everywhere around the city. But this one really has its own magic

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The turning head in interesting... nice picture stop. Worth it if you happen to be nearby. Not a must see attraction.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue of Franz Kafka is a rotating structure located in front of a shopping center, it is very impressive, Worth to visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I´ve been in Prague three times and haven´t seen this marvel. In my fourth and fifth i could. Is very close to Mustek plaza, in front of a shopping mall. Very modern and attractive sculpture that you can´t miss. Try de Deli nearby.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to see this moving statue, but as our trip was limited to four days, and there are so many amazing things to see in Prague, it kept falling lower on our list because its in a commercial area and not near the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue was one of two such works of "sliced" metal works. These works are built such that the individual slices will rotate individually until eventually they align to produce a recognizable figure. Elsewhere there are two male figures which operate in a similar manner...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While travelling around Europe, I constantly see statues everywhere, manly made of marble or something and always a stand-still design. But this, it took my eye as I was walking around Prague and am impressed by it's constant movement. I wish there was more landmarks...More

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of
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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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Anastacia N
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Response from castroeid | Reviewed this property |
sorry have no idea
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Yoav E
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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
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