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Prague’s Dancing House

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Prague’s Dancing House is a modern architectural masterpiece that stands out among the historic buildings of the city. The building was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and was completed in 1996. The building resembles a pair of dancers, hence its nickname.

The Dancing House is open to the public from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. You can buy tickets online or at the reception desk. The ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults: 190 CZK
  • Students and seniors: 150 CZK
  • Children under 15: 90 CZK
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): 490 CZK

You can also get discounts if you have a Prague Card or an ISIC card.

The Dancing House offers guided tours in English, Czech, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese. The tours last about an hour and cost 250 CZK per person. You can book a tour online or by phone.

The best way to get to the Dancing House is by public transport. You can take the metro line B to Karlovo náměstí station, or the tram lines 2, 9, 17, 18 or 22 to Jiráskovo náměstí stop. The building is a short walk from either station.

Some tips for visiting the Dancing House are:

  • Don’t miss the rooftop terrace, which offers a stunning view of the city and the river.
  • Check out the art gallery on the first floor, which showcases contemporary Czech artists.
  • Enjoy a drink or a meal at the Ginger & Fred restaurant on the seventh floor, which serves international cuisine and cocktails.
  • Respect the prohibitions of photography and smoking inside the building.

Some of the highlights of the Dancing House are:

  • The twisted metal structure that forms the facade of the building.
  • The glass tower that resembles a woman’s skirt.
  • The asymmetrical windows that create a dynamic effect.
  • The contrast between the curved and straight lines of the building.
  • The symbolism of the building as a representation of democracy and freedom in post-communist Czech Republic.

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