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Dancing House

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Address: Jiraskovo namesti 1981/6, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
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+420 262 864 621
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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It's a modern building designed in 1996 by the american architect frank O....

It's a modern building designed in 1996 by the american architect frank O. Gehry. On top there is a beautiful overview of the town with an external terrace of a bar. The external building remember two dancers and it is usually called by the citizen, Ginger and Fred.

                   

                   

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Great views from the rooftop terrace, especially on a clear day. Glass windows giving a fantastic view of the river and castle in the distance. There are about 10 small tables... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and modern architecture. From the terrace, there are great views of the river Vltava and castle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views from the rooftop terrace, especially on a clear day. Glass windows giving a fantastic view of the river and castle in the distance. There are about 10 small tables, and a small bar. Prices are very reasonable for drinks and once you buy a drink you can go outside for further views. Worth getting a drink and having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the top of the building and wow what great views. However if you want to go outside the man behind the bar will make you buy a drink. My partner did not want a drink but had to buy one to come outside with me.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This sticks out like a sore thumb BUT this was built in the spot of a building destroyed in the WW2. It's actually quite beautiful, but in reality it's just an office block. It. I saw it when I visited the Church of St Cyril and St Methodious (just 5 minutes from this building), walked down to the river (which... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dancing House was built in 1996 and is located on the east bank of the Vltava River. It is also located about a mile directly south of the Charles Bridge. Just walk south on the road next to the river and you will find it. The Dancing House is sometimes called Fred and Ginger by Americans (after the American... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

interesting building with interesting history, a piece of modern architecture one should see while visiting magical Praha

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Designed jointly by Vlado Milunić and Frank Owen Gehry, is a building that contrasts completely with its typical baroque, gothic or art nouveau neighbors of the 2nd district of Prague. It has generated controversy at the beginning of its construction, and the decision of whether you like it or not to see it there, will be yours. The building has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring your tripod, polarizer and set it up across the road catching light trails from 30 minutes or so. Watch out for traffic!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely stroll across the river bank to the dancing house, There were many tourists outside taking photos of this unusual building. After walking all day in the cold, we decided to head inside to find out what is actually in this building. They are many offices and even a hotel! We took the lift straight to the top to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay at the Botel Matylda, Yes on the ship and under the bridge so just across from this nice architecture building. Walk to this place in the morning is the best since the traffic is not so heavy. This dancing building is on the cross road of busy Prague so I think morning or evening seem better also for... More 

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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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