Zizkov TV tower is an interesting building that offers a splendid view all over Praha. You should not miss it while in the Czech capital. It might be a specific attraction for kids because of 'Miminka' ('Babies') – the sculptures of crawling babies who seem as if they claim vertically to the tower. Zizkov is located in Vinohrady (Vineyards) district of Praha and you can reach it by using subway and trams. If you are in a hurry, you can go by subway (line A, 'green') and your closest metro station will be Jiriho z Podebrad. When you get up to the ground level, you will find yourself very close to a small park, or better to say, a square having the same name as the metro station. A structure of an interesting, modern church called 'Nejsvetejsi Srdce Pane' dominates in the middle of the park and it may happen that the bells will announce some full hour or so. However, by using the subway, one loses an opportunity to watch the old buildings in that part of the city that, in turn, is not crowded by groups of tourists. Therefore, I suggest you to follow recommendations I got from the receptionists in Ibis Praha Mala Strana. They told me to use the subway (the same line) but go out one station earlier, called Namesti Miru and from there to use the trams #10 or #4. In that case you would spend not more than 5-10 minutes by driving and looking at that part of the city.
You bet that the Zizkov Tower is a highest building in the area and you cannot get lost when you look around for it. It operates under Ceske Radiokomunikace, which is a telecommunication enterprise. The ticket costs 120 CKZ and it does not restrict you in how much time you will spend on the visitors' level. By walking between two 'halves' of the visitor cabin, you will get almost 360 degrees of view all around. I was particularly interested in some nearby squares and city blocks in the area surrounding the tower, because you can better recognize architectural solutions and design details on the ground from such high points as Zizkov tower is. Moreover, Praha looks magnificent from the tower, built some twenty years ago.
I think I have read somewhere on TA about a 'nice café' there in the tower but I admit I have not spotted anything like that within the building, although I noticed a vending machine for beverages or something. As usual for similar places, there is a monocular (paid I think), as well as a device for minting special coins related to the site's visit. Toilets are available on the viewers' level.
After spending some half an hour or so by observing and making photos, I went back down by using the elevator. There were not many visitors that sunny Friday morning. I decided to make some walk throughout the area I looked at from the tower and passed by a nice Czech beer pub, serving both indoor and in the garden, which I visited again for lunch the same afternoon. The name of the pub was 'Pivnice u sadu' and it was full of guests both times.
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