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Dancing House

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Jiraskovo namesti 1981/6, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number:
+420 262 864 621
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Funny building

Dancing house is a landmark of Prague. Many of my friends said that they always see this building on the post card or picture regarding Prague. It is really a funny and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yik L
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the buildings seem to look unique, I've seen similar buildings in other places (like the Stata Center at MIT. Furthermore, there was a big advertisement on the front of one of the buildings when we went by, which stood out as ugly in the photos we took. Sure, they're funny because they stand out from the rest of Prague,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a nice architectural structure, but didn't really inspire me. There could have been cafes or shops or a sitting area overlooking the house, but there's none... You just see it and move on

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Folk who say it's better seen by walking past and not going in, are probably correct. The rooftop bar has cracked mirror floor tiles, decrepit-slash-dangerous light fittings with hanging wires, and underwhelming Czech wine. Clientele seemed to consist of emo-groupies, designer die-hards and Chinese girls and a few boys, who all look a bit 'Norwegian Wood'. There is an hilarious... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dancing house is a landmark of Prague. Many of my friends said that they always see this building on the post card or picture regarding Prague. It is really a funny and interesting building, it just like 2 people dancing together. We knew that there is hotel inside the building, but we did not go inside.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is in all travel guide and honestly this is not one the best places in the city and if you do not have time, do not waste your time to visit here. The interesting thing is comparing the contrast of such a medieval city and this modern and dare building. The place is near (5-10 minutes from the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting design, such a contrast to the ancient architecture of Prague.inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. There is a bar and terrace at the top with great views.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a trip for photos. You can see the dancing couple better from the distance. We didn't go inside but apparently you can stay in the hotel.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very different building and very unusual. We went up to the cafe and if you buy a drink you can go out onto the roof. Or you can pay 100czk. Great view up the river and the castle.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Atypical structure near the city centre by the Vltava river. You can visit the building where you can find restaurant, hotel, café and som exhibitions.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dancing House is a bit south of the main Old Town area of Prague, but the walk along the river makes the journey worth the effort. A piece of architecture that really just states, Because they could.

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres 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 theatres. National Theatre 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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