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Dancing House

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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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
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's nicknamed "Fred and Ginger" and it's an office building. Known in Czech asTancici dum this building vaguely resembles a pair of dancers. There is a highly-rated French restaurant on the roof with magnificent view over the Vltava river. The French cuisine has a lot of seafood and meat dishes .The restaurant is called Celeste

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This building looks awesome from the outside but make sure you take the lift up to the top floor too (for free). There is a very reasonably priced trendy café/bar at the top with great views, if you have a drink there you can also go out to the viewing platform to get great views of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we didnt go inside to the gallery but it was worth the stroll along the river to take a picture and admire the quirky architecture. it looks just as strange in real life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited as our son was studying it for his architecture degree assignment. Outside is interesting and unique but it's definitely worth going inside to appreciate the building fully. The sky bar is one of the nicest we have visited and was not busy as expected. From here you can go out onto the roof and experience panoramic views of city.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I thought it was something awsome but it's not. A short visit is enough for Dancing House. Impresive architecture but not so awsome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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