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Dancing House

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Address: Rasinovo emb., 80, Prague 12000, Czech Republic
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This cleverly designed building really throws you off when you first see it. Is it really wavy or are my eyes doing something strange? Its a great sight to see but you'll really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Frank Ghery's "Dancing House" was on my list of "must sees" in Prague because I have taught it as part of my humanities course for many years. Viewing it gives you an appreciation for Ghery's work and his inventiveness as an architect. If you ride the tram or walk along the river, you can't miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This cleverly designed building really throws you off when you first see it. Is it really wavy or are my eyes doing something strange? Its a great sight to see but you'll really only spend 5-10mins taking photos then you're off again.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Must go up to The Fred and Ginger Cafe in The " Dancing House"- unmistakeable Architecture- very modern so many Czhechs look down on it but the view from the Top @ Fred and GingerCafe is worth a Cappuccino for sure!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Two buildings designed so as to look like a woman and a man couple dancing. The buildings hosts offices and is located next to the river, off the Jiraskovo namesti.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very original building. According to the locals the architect was inspired on Ginger Roger and Fred Astaire. The building illustrated two people dancing. We first saw it when arriving to the town from the airport. It’s a must see and take a lot of pictures for sure. This building was finished in 1996.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Prague's sad attempt to have gaudi architecture. If you want this nonsense, it's better to go to Barcelona. Come to Prague for the Baroque and Romanesque architecture. The Dancing House is okay, but it's really just a regular building with no point in visiting as a tourist.

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Kitchener/Waterloo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Can't go inside or anything and to me and my wife it looked better in the pictures than when we were in front of it. Nice to see if you happen to be passing by it, but don't go out of your way to see it. There are much better things to check out with your time

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Born out of the imaginative and ingenious collaboration between two architects (one Czech and one Canadian) this building - example of deconstructivist architecture - could be characterized by unpredictability. One can anytime expect "Ginger" to turn completely around "Fred" in yet another of their gracious dancing moves. : )

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Interesting to see from the outside. But doesn't blend well with the rest of Pragues history. Designed by Frank Ghery. Supposed to be Fred and Ginger dancing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you like architecture, you will really appreciate the Dancing House of Prague. Just keep walking along the waterfront and you will find it nestled on a street corner in the New Town. It is a refreshing break from the medieval architecture.

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless 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 or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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