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Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic

 
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blackangel_66's pictureby blackangel_66 Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 30th of September, 2010
Maybe the most interesting example of modern architecture in Prague is the Dancing House (also called Fred and Ginger). It was constructed in 1996 by the famous Canadian architect Frank Gehry and Czech architect Vlado Milunic.

The curved lines of the glass walls really make the two parts of the building look like a dancing couple. The one standing straight is a man and the other one with it's waist bended. We all go to Prague for the historical buildings, but this one really worth a visit.

Price:
Free to watch and take pictures.

Opening Hours:
All the time.

How to get there:
On the bank of the Vltava coming south from the National Theater.

 
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