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CZ, Prague – Beautiful and Ugly Zizkov Tower I

Published: 3.2.2016
Our journey across Czech Republic’s popular as well as less frequented spots we move to Prague. One of her most distinctive sights is the Zizkov TV Tower.

We recommend you this tower in case you want to have a bird’s eye view over one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Indeed, Prague righteously is such a city and apart from Petrinska tower Zizkovska TV Tower offers also magnificent view .

 Jiriho z Podebrad square

The fastest way to get there is by subway. You simply get off at Jiriho z Podebrad station along the A line . You will find yourselves on the square of the same name. The square consists mostly of a park where you can see a fountain, Roman-Catholic church the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord . At the tallest point is the structure 42 meters tall. Designed by famous Slovenian architect Josip Plecnik the church was constructed between the years 1928 and 1932. Its most prominent feature is a belfry. Having 7,5 meter in diameter the tower’s clock, is the largest in the Czech Republic .

 Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

The church drew inspiration from Noah’s Ark. In the year 2010 it was put on the list of national cultural sights. In 2014 it even received a nomination for UNESCO World Heritage list. We observed the building from the outside as well as on the inside. Inside the church is extensive yet simple. Our sights drifted from benches, stone altar, paintings and reliefs to its paneled ceiling.

 Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

We walked down a narrow street towards the tallest building in the Czech Republic. Up in the top there is an observation deck which is the highest placed observation deck in the Czech Republic. The tower also often places among the most hideous structures in the world – its name is Zizkov TV Tower.

Zizkov TV Tower

Indeed, “ugliness” is a term of comparative meaning depending on your personal point of view. We find it a symbol of courage and very hard work.

 a playground near the tower

Mahler’s Gardens, children playground, minigolf, petanque place, a nice restaurant, and a spot where you can do some activities like ice skating are all located around the tower. The place which caught our attention, however, was the Jewish cemetery. It actually surrounds the tower. Founded in 1680 it was the place where the victims of plague in Prague Jewish town rest. The cemetery is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 Jewish cemetery

We decided to enter the tower upon a short walk around the tower resembling a space shuttle ready to start. What we saw inside, what we experienced is about to be revealed in our article next week.

GPS: 50°04'40.8"N 14°27'01.0"E (Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord)

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút



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