On my last evening in Prague, I decided to walk from Staromestska metro station (Charles Bridge station) to Dancing House (about a 30 minute walk if you do not stop and admire the views. Took me about 90 minutes. There are a lot of views to admire along the Vltava River). Along the way, I saw a myriad of beautiful Prague architecture. If you have an evening in Prague, do not miss out on a walk along this side of the Vltava River.
Standing out amongst the Baroque buildings which give Prague its famous charm from, Dancing House is contemporary architecture along the city’s Vltava River. Designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry and completed in 1996, Dancing House was once-considered a controversial building due to its stand-out design. Now its curvaceous outlines (designed to resemble a dancing couple) host a top floor restaurant with outstanding vistas of the Vltava River. The building is featured on the gold 2,000 Czech Koruna coin. The coin completes a series called “Ten Centuries of Architecture”.
Since the 18th century, Prague has been called “the handsomest city in Europe.” It rivals Paris and it is said only the French are more focused on their capital city as the Czechs are on theirs. Touring Prague in the evening from Prague Castle, through Old Town Prague, and along the Vltava River, you can see why this city has inspired writers, artists, musicians, photographers, politicians, and travelers for centuries.
Have you visited Prague? Which are your favorite sights?