Prague Views and Towers

Charming Prague Hotels | 22. 6. 2015

Prague “The city of a hundred spires” is one of the famous nicknames for this charming town. Just try to climb one of the look-out spots and you can literally see a forest of them. But is it really true, that Prague has 100 spires? Well, actually Prague has several thousands towers and spires, that enrich many churches, cathedrals and temples as well as some significant communal buildings.
Most of the spires and towers are open to the public, so you can climb them and enjoy the charming views on your own.
 
We offer you here these unigue views to help you choose where to go in Prague:
 
Astronomical Tower in Klementinum VIEW FROM THE TOP
This beautiful view from the Astronomical Tower in Pregue Klementinum is just next to the Old Town Square. You can see the entire complex from the birds eye view and have a detail look on this baroque tower.
The Astronomical Tower was built up in 1722, is 52 m high and to the top you have to climb 172 steep spiral stairs. There is a statue of Atlant on the top of the Tower. Atlant (by Matyas Bernard Braun) is bearing the Earth with the symbol of Gods eye.
The Tower is open to the public.
Location: Marianske namesti 5, Prague 1 – Old Town
 
Church of St. Havel VIEW FROM THE TOP
The view from the north Tower, which is hiding the Havels bell, is offering an exclusive opportunity to have a detailed look at south Tower where the smaller second bell, called Marie is. Prague Castle panorama is shining in far distance. Both of the baroque towers are 51 m high and are open to the public.
Location: Havelska ulice, Prague 1 – Old Town
 
Church of St. Nicolas in Old Town Square VIEW FROM THE TOP
This exceptional view is placed on the side of Prague Old Town Square and you can be amazed by observing the details of the church and around. You can zoom in statues of the saints, which are located on the church building and enjoy the work of famous baroque architect and builder Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer, who built this church in 1732 – 1737.
It is not possible to visit the top of the Tower.
Location: Old Town Square, Prague 1 – Old Town
 
Prague Old Town Hall VIEW FROM THE TOP
View right in the middle of Prague – on the Old Town Square. Interesting are details of this gothic Tower from the 14th century as well as unusual view of this Prague highlight.
The Tower is 59 m high and is open to the public and thank to the elevator is barrier-free so everybody can enjoy the breathtaking view from the top.
Location: Old Town Square, Prague 1 – Old Town
 
Powder Tower VIEW FROM THE TOP
You will find yourself close to Namesti Republiky; you can see the beginning of the Kings line at your fingertips. Have a close look on details of this Prague gemstone - the gothic Powder Tower, which is proudly standing here since 15th century. Study the beautiful work of master Vaclav, Matyas Rejsek or Josef Mocker, and indulge yourself with atmosphere of the ancient times,
The Powder Tower is 57,7 m high and to the top is leading 186 stairs. The tower is open to the public. 
Location: Celetna, Prague 1 – Old Town
 
Tynsky Cathedral VIEW FROM THE TOP
View from the second tallest tower of Prague located in the heart of Old Town – the Old Town Square is really breathtaking. The Astronomical clock which you can see across the square seems really small. No wonder, this early gothic towers rise to a height of 80 m and if you want to get to the top you have to climb more than 200 steep stairs, but the price will be an amazing view of Prague city.
The Tynsky Cathedral towers are open to the public.
Location: Old Town Square, Prague 1 – Old Town
 
Jindrisska Tower VIEW FROM THE TOP
Lookout is placed in Jindriska Tower on Prague Senovazne namesti (square). Enjoy the view from the belfry and admire the details of the gothic tower with clocks and surroundings. If you decide to climb the 65 m tower you can use either stairs or high speed lift, both of them will lead you to the 10th floor, where you can enjoy the view. There is a restaurant called Zvonice (Belfry), coffee shops and sanitary facilities as well.
The Jindriska Tower is open to the public.
Location: Jindrisska, Prague 1 – New Town
 
National Museum VIEW FROM THE TOP
The National Museum is placed in upper part of Wenceslas Square, so the lookout is offering unique view of the entire square. You can admire the details of the neo-renaissance building which was built in 1885 – 1890 by the design of Josef Schulze as well. The landmark of National Museum in Prague – the glass copula is accessible via stairs and is open to the public.
Location: Wenceslas Square, Prague 1 – New Town
 
New Town Council VIEW FROM THE TOP
View from the landmark of New town (built to order of King Charles IV.) is standing on the biggest Prague square – the Charles Square. The lookout is offering an amazing view of New Town and you can have a detail look on this exceptional piece of architecture.
The tower is open to the public during the summer season.
Location: Charles Square, Prague 1 – New Town
 
Sitkovska Water-Tower VIEW FROM THE TOP
The lookout is situated in Sitkovska Water Tower which you can find on Slovansky Island (most central island in Prague). The Tower is offering breathtaking view mainly of river Vltava with its bridges. The Water Tower built in 1588 – 1591 by Karel Melnicky is 35m high and is open to the public.
Location: Slovansky Island, Prague 1 – New Town
 
Church of St. Nicolas in Lesser Town - VIEW FROM THE TOP
View is placed on one of the Pragues baroque jewel – the Church of St. Nicolas in Prague Lesser Town. Be amazed of the work of father and son Dientzenhofer who built this unique church during the 18th century. You have all the Lesser Town Square with its picturesque buildings at your fingertips. The belfry of the church is open to the public.
Location: Lesser Town Square, Prague 1 – Lesser Town
 
Bridge Towers in Lesser Town VIEW FROM THE TOP
You will find yourself in the middle of two towers – Romanesque one called the Judith tower (29m high) and the younger gothic one (43m high). You can admire the charm of Mostecka Street from the birds eye view and have a close look on both towers as well. The Towers are open to the public and are accessible via house n. 56, which is attached to the east side of.
Location: Mostecka Street, Prague 1 – Lesser Town
 
Petrin Tower VIEW FROM THE TOP
Whole charming city of Prague will open to you from this view placed on Petrin Tower built in 1891. This popular sight can not be missed if you are fan of lookouts. Petrin Tower is a smaller imitation of the famous Eiffel Tower (in Paris). Even though the high of the telecommunication tower is “only” 70m by choosing the right spot you have unbelievable view of entire city.
The Tower is open to the public.
Location: Petrinske sady, Prague 1 – New Town
 
Basilica of St. George at the Prague Castle VIEW FROM THE TOP
View is situated on the top of the Romanesque three-aisle basilica which is the oldest preserved religious building in Prague, built in 920 by prince Vratislav. The lookout is offering an exclusive detailed view of this sight and you can admire the Church of St. Vitus as well.
You can visit the basilica, but the tower (where the lookout is placed), which is 41 m high, is NOT open to the public.
Location: Prague Castle Area, Prague 1 – Hradcany
 
Cathedral of St. Vitus at the Prague Castle VIEW FROM THE TOP
The lookout will bring you on the top of this monumental gothic cathedra, built in 1344. You can study the details of this master piece and be amazed of the surroundings as well. The South Tower (called the Queen of Towers) is open to the public and is accessible via 287 stairs. 
Location: Prague Castle Area, Prague 1 – Hradcany
 
White Tower at the Prague Castle – VIEW FROM THE TOP
The view is offering the feeling of soldiers who used to guide from this tower, which towers over the Deer Moat. Enjoy the close look at the walls made from white arenaceous marl. The tower is open to the public.
Location: Prague Castle Area, Prague 1 – Hradcany
 
Loretta at Hradcany VIEW FROM THE TOP
An exclusive view from Loretta, which is the work of father and son Dientzenhofer, will drag you to the atmosphere of ancient times. Have a detail look on the courtyard with the Holy house. The chimes rang for the first time on 15th August 1695.  The tower is 39m high and is open to the public.
Location: Prague Castle Area, Prague 1 – Hradcany
 
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul at Prague Vysehrad VIEW FROM THE TOP
View which you can see from the top of the church is exqusite. The original Romanesque basilica was after the fire rebuilt in Gothic style, so these days you can enjoy the close look and admire the work of ancient masters. Prague Vysehrad monastery was 1st large settlement in Prague.
The towers are 51m high and are NOT open to the public.
Location: Vysehrad area, Prague 2 - Vysehrad
 
Main (Wilsons or “Hlavni”) Train Station VIEW FROM THE TOP
Lookup from this secession building will show you one of the main thoroughfare of Prague city. You can have a close look at the both of the towers, which one of them used to serve to the Czech Astronomical Society.
The towers are NOT open to the public.
Location: Wilsonova Street, Prague 2 – Vinohrady
 
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus VIEW FROM THE TOP
View is placed in the heart of Vinohrady (which used to be independent royal city until 1922) on the top of the Church, which is modern construction of famous Slovene architect Josip Plecnik implemented between 1928 and 1932.
The tower is NOT open to the public.
Location: Jiriho z Podebrad Square, Prague 2 - Vinohrady
 
Chapel of St. Klara in Troja VIEW FROM THE TOP
View is placed on the top of baroque chapel situated on the hill above the vineyards. You can see the baroque Troja castle with its beautiful garden, Prague botanical garden and Prague ZOO as well.
The area around Chapel of St. Klara is open to the public.
Location: Nadvorni Street, Prague 7 – Troja
 
Jewish Council House VIEW FROM THE TOP
View is situated on the top of Jewish Council House, built in Renaissance style in 16th century, very close to Old Jewish Cemetery. You can have close look at the Towers clock, which hands are running in the opposite way, it’s a Prague curiosity. 
The Towers are 27,5 m high and are NOT open to the public.
Location: Corner of Maiselova and Cervena Street, Prague 1 – Josefov
 
Television Tower in Zizkov VIEW FROM THE TOP
This lookout will offer you entire Hundred-spired Prague at your fingertips. The Tower was built in 1985 – 1992. It is 216m high, which means that it is the highest among the Prague Towers. You can study the details of this modern building.
The TV Tower is open to the public. You can get up to 99 meters, where is is observatory cabin (you can see all arround).
Location: Mahlerovy Sady, Prague 3 – Zizkov
 
Pavilion of Hanau VIEW FROM THE TOP
From this view, which is placed on the top of Dutch Baroque Pavilion, you can see the river Vltava with its bridges as well as Strakova academy where the seat of government of Czech Republic is. There is a restaurant in Prague Hanau Pavilion too.
The pavilion is open to the public.
Location: Letenske sady, Prague 7 - Holesovice


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