CZ, Prague – Beautiful and Ugly Zizkov Tower I
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Who would have thought that before the great flood in 2002 and a few years later would become one of Prague's most luxurious neighborhoods? Today, there is are great cafes, bistors and restaurants one next to another. The houses have been beautifully repaired and the streets are always full of life. You will easily think that you walk along some beautiful boulevard in France.
Together with Hradcany, Charles Bridge and Male Mesto, the Old Town of Prague is one of the iconic places in the city which is popular all around the world. The history of this part of the city dates back to the 9th century, the world-famous town hall was established in 1338 as the first one of its kind in Bohemia. Let's go together to the most famous places and hidden nooks.
Nowadays, there are no buildings in the Jewish quarter of Prague, except for the synagogues and the mysterious Old Jewish Cemetery about which we wrote the last time-. Synagogues belong to the orthodox Prague Jewish community, some of them feature exhibits from the Jewish Museum which you may view as ordinary visitors.
In times when we can't go exploring other cultures, it may come in handy to look around. We realize that even in the past, people have had to deal with the pitfalls of diseases that have greatly affected the running of society. Evidence of this are the monuments expressing gratitude. One of these monuments, which we may have perceived in recent years only as meeting points, are the plague columns.
Although the five comic boys called Fast Arrows are now closer to a generation of grandparents and parents, the adventures from the workshop of the writer Jaroslav Foglar still remain in our memories. To mark the 80th anniversary of Quick Arrows, rychlesipy.org has created a unique outdoor game in the very center of Prague. Until March 14, 2021, a lot of interesting tasks await you in Stínady and its surroundings at 25 locations, where you can also compete for prizes. Just download the map and notebook from the rychlesipy.org website and embark on an adventure with the whole family, which perhaps requires only comfortable shoes, warm clothes and a good mood.
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has affected not only our health but also our economy, including travel, it is difficult to plan a holiday or relax for the following year. Not everyone dares to travel to the sea or to exotics. But don't despair, because the Czechia and neighboring Slovakia offer a lot of experiences and relaxation surrounded by nature.
Once we saw all that is around the tower we moved inside. We also took a glimpse at 10 huge sculptures of crawling babies (so-called Mimina Babies). These were fixed on the tower in the year 2000.
The place of rest for the mostly important Czechs.
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