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Inspired by the Tower Eiffel, Petrin Tower (which funnily enough is built on Petrin hill) was constructed in 1891 for the General Land Centennial Exhibition. The result today, is a 63.5 meter tall steel tower which overlooks the vibrant orange roofs of the city, presenting views that simply can’t be matched from anywhere else in the city. In fact, on a clear day it is supposedly possible to see the whole of Bohemia (the county of Prague). Admittedly though it certainly is not for the faint hearted as the observation gallery is not enclosed, leaving you feeling exposed to the fresh air of Petrin gardens below.
To reach the top, there is a small entry fee of 150CZK which is approximately £5 ($6.50). Although the view does come at a cost, we would 100% say that this is a small price to pay to be able to observe the city from such a unique viewpoint. As unlike cities such as New York that boast many likewise vantage points, Prague simply does not.
Opening times vary depending on the time of year therefore it would be sensible to check online before your visit to double check if the tower is open however the change in times often is 6pm closure in the winter, rather than the 10pm of the summer months. We would suggest the best time to go is half an hour before sun down, so that you can experience the view in both light and dark. But if going in the dark, be mindful that it is slightly out the city therefore may take you a while to get back to your place of stay!