Petrin Observation Tower - Abbey Travel, Ireland

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Welcome to Petrin Observation Tower

Petrin Observation Tower

A small version of Paris's Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Observation Tower may not sound tall at 197 feet tall (60 metres) but don't forget that it stands aloft Petrin Hill overlooking the whole of Prague. With breathtaking views, it is well worth the climb of 299 steps and on a clear day it is possible to see Snezka, the highest peak in the Czech Republic. There is also an observatory and hall of mirrors to explore (for a small entrance fee).

Information & Facts

Mala Strana, Prague 5
60 CZK (adult), 40 CZK (child)
Czech is the official language but English and German are also widely spoken.

The official currency is the Czech crown, locally known as the Koruna (CZK), which is divided into 100 haler. Most credit cards including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard are accepted, but it is best to have cash handy when travelling away from Prague and the main tourist centres. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and some hotels; commission is highest in hotels. Banks are closed on weekends. ATMs (known as 'bankomats') are becoming more common in Prague and are probably the best way to obtain local currency at a good rate and without commission. The Czech Republic is still cheap compared to the rest of Europe, though the gap is closing.

Opening Times
January to March: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm; April: daily 10am to 7pm; May to September: daily 10am to 10pm; October: daily 10am to 6pm; November to December: Weekends and Christmas holidays 10am to 5pm
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

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