Petrin Lookout Tower
Prague • Czech republic

From: Prague Travel Guide

See also: Charles BridgeKampa IslandLoreta


Petrin Lookout Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
The Petrin Lookout Tower (Petrinska rozhledna) was built in 1891 and is about 60 meters high and was originally used as an observation tower and transmission tower, the tower itself looks like a mini Eiffel Tower although there are several differences.

The Petrin Lookout Tower has two viewing platforms which can be reached by either a lift or 299 steps which curve there way up to the top where you can enjoy magnificent views of Prague.

Access to the tower can either be done on foot by climbing up Petrin Hill which is a lovely scenic walk or alternatively you can take the Petrin Funicular which travels at regular intervals up the hill and is a great experience that also offers lovely views of Prague.

Also at the top of Petrin hill is the St Lawrence Church, Mirror Maze and the Observatory which are also open to the public. St Lawrence Church is a small single aisle Baroque church which was built on the site of a previous pagan sacrificial site and has three unique towers, there is one tower in the very centre which has arched windows and is topped with a small dome and then there are two thin towers on either side of it which contain slender arched windows and two statues in between giving a lovely symmetrical appearance.

Attraction Location Guide
The Lookout Tower is positioned at the top of Petrin Hill in Lesser Town and is around 1 kilometer from Charles Bridge on the west hand side of the river.


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