Iconic building, the maison dansante in Prague has imposed its architectural style on tourists, who marvel at seeing such a modern structure in the heart of a rather traditional town.
A monument we invite you to discover, as soon as possible. After all, you won’t see another one like it anywhere!
What we think
The Dancing House (Tančící dům) is a building with a rather unusual architecture. Don’t hesitate to take some pretty pictures there to keep some nice memories, beautiful images that you can show off to your family, your loved ones.
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All about the Dancing House in Prague
Imagined, worked on by architects Vlado Milunić and Frank O. Gehry, the Prague Dancing House (Tančící dům) today stands as a pillar of modern architecture in Prague. This surprising, unusual building was actually inspired by the dance steps of Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers.
Before this was an old house, but it was destroyed during the Second World War, and the building soon became a Czech landmark. Today, the dancing house houses offices, a café and a luxury rooftop restaurant.
The view from the terrace is simply splendid. It’s one of the reasons why the place is so popular. Finally, a 21-room hotel is available for overnight stays.
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What is the Prague Dancing House made of ?
The building, with a total surface area of 5842m², was worked from scrap metal, glass and precast concrete. To complete the façade, nearly a hundred concrete panels of different sizes and shapes were used.
But just how much did this building cost? At the time, it was estimated that the building would have cost between 250 and 300 million Czech crowns (around 12 to 15 million euros).
A building criticized then acclaimed
Today, it’s considered a tourist hotspot, especially as it’s close to the banks of the Vltava. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing. At the time of its construction, the project came under heavy criticism.
Many people seemed to think that the post-modern style of this house would be totally at odds with the gothic-art nouveau style of Prague’s streets.
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Where is the Prague Dancing House ?
Want to get out and about? You’ll find Prague’s Dancing House at Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Nové Město. Admission is free. You won’t be able to visit everything, however, as professionals work here every day. If you want to enjoy a 360-degree view, you’ll have to go to the very top.
Prague's Dancing House in Brief
Prague’s dancing house, it’s one of the symbols of the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. To take the experience even further, a hotel room is available for rent in the Tančící dům…
A little pricey, yes, but you can be sure that you’ll be treated to an exceptional view from this architecturally bizarre building. It’s a great place to take pictures before heading home. You’ll see the Vltava River and Prague Castle.
For those simply interested in a visit, take the time to enjoy the view from the top of the tower and, above all, a good cup of coffee on site. The architecture of this building is well worth a visit…
Of course, you can also be a film fan and just want to pay homage to your two idols Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers. In short, one of the must-sees on your trip to the Czech Republic!