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Metronome

Where there once was a statue of Joseph Stalin now stands the Metronome in the centre of Prague. This is a fully functional instrument that keeps time as it overlooks the Vlatka River. It was designed by the acclaimed artist, Vratislav Novak. It stands 23 metres tall and was built in 1991. It is now a major landmark within the city and is known for being a meeting place for young people, especially as there is a skateboard plaza behind it. It is said that one of the best views of the city can be had from the Metronome.

  • Have a picnic in the shadow of the Metronome and enjoy the view of Prague, especially lovely in the sunset hours, just be sure to stay clear of the skaters.
  • Meet with friends at the nuclear bunkers that are directly underneath this sturdy time keeper in Prague and are a legacy of the Cold War that so influenced the history of the world.
  • Walk just a short distance from the Metronome and enjoy a meal at the Hanavsky Pavilion, which was built in the 1800's and is now a café.

The Metronome can be accessed from the city centre by walking across the Stefaniku Bridge. Driving oneself is not recommended, and though taxis are available they are expensive. Public transportation, however, is excellent and consists of metros, trams, and buses. Trains run from just before 5 am and stop running after midnight. The two trams run scenic and historic routes along the old tracks. Buses run the on the outside of the city where there are no metro stations so you'll have to transfer if coming from the outskirts of Prague.

Hotels near Metronome

277 hotels near Metronome

1 Hotel Kings Court

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

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Hotel Kings Court Prague is a historical neo-Renaissance-style building that offers classically tasteful accommodations to holidaymakers visiting the capital of the historic region of Bohemia.... More

2 Hotel Moods

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Hotel Moods Prague is a centrally located boutique accommodation that provides an ideal base for vacationers visiting the historic and cultural attractions of Czech Republic capital. This... More

3 Hotel Clement

4 stars
4.6 / 5 9 reviews

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Boasting contemporary accommodation and excellent service, the Hotel Clement Prague is an excellent venue for business and leisure travellers. GeneralHotel Clement Prague provides conference... More

4 Aria Hotel Prague

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Aria Hotel Prague provides luxury accommodations right in the heart of the world-famous city. From the hotel, guests will find landmark destinations such as the Museum of Decorative Arts, Bethlehem... More

5 Charles Bridge Palace Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Set within convenient distance from local must-see sites, Charles Bridge Palace Hotel Prague makes for an ideal base for holidaymakers and corporate travellers in this part of Czech Republic. While... More

6 Hotel Friday

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

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Friday Hotel Prague gives holidaymakers plush accommodations in the historical centre of the Czech capital. The chic hotel is only a few metres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town Square.... More

7 Hotel Julis

4 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews

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Providing a welcoming sense of space and a graceful interior decor of understated elegance, the Hotel Julis Prague with its attentive hospitality will sure make you feel at home. GeneralHotel... More

8 Waldstein Hotel Prague

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

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This cosy hotel with its central location and comfortable accommodation is an ideal place for individuals, families and small groups. GeneralThis hotel also provides rooms for your business... More

9 Grand Hotel Praha

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

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Featuring excellent service, high standards of comfort and a friendly atmosphere, this Grand Hotel Prague is an ideal place to reside for all kind of travellers. GeneralThe hotel has round the... More

10 Elite Hotel Prague

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Shrouded in myths and legends, Elite Hotel Prague is a special and original place, which the roaming discovers, the demanding seeks and the satisfied come back to. General Elite Hotel provides... More