The Czech capital city is also known as the City of a Hundred Spires (‘Stověžatá Praha’). Only a few people know exactly how many towers there are in Prague; however, it is certainly over one hundred.
In Prague, towers of all kinds are everywhere, even in the least expected places. The City of Prague Museum manages the six most famous and well-known of them.
Last year, 649,147 visitors visited the Prague Towers, which is about four percent more year-on-year.
The most visited was the Petřín Lookout Tower (Petřínská rozhledna), according to an analysis by Prague City Tourism (PCT).
It attracted 242,803 visitors, about 8,587 more than last year. 176,714 people visited the mirror maze, one of the most popular family destinations in the city.
The building, shaped like a small castle, houses the “Hall of Laughter”, a labyrinth of variously curved and twisted mirrors that will instantly turn you into a dwarf, a beach ball, or a beanpole. This place is great fun for kids and adults alike.
The second most visited tower, the Old Town Hall (‘Staroměstská mostecká věž’), recorded a decrease in visitors. Last year, 124,248 people visited it, (about 4,000 less year-on-year). Compared to 2019, there was a decrease of about 571,000 visitors.
“The number of foreign tourists had a huge impact on the number of visitors to the Old Town Hall. However, an increasing number of domestic tourists was reflected in Petřín,” said PCT Chairman František Cipro.
The third most visited tower was the Powder Gate (Prašná brána) with 27,072 visitors while the Lesser Town Bridge Tower (‘Malostranská mostecká věž’) ranks fourth.
The St. Nicholas Bell Tower (Svatomikulášská městská zvonice) is located right by the magnificent Baroque Church of St Nicholas on Malostranské náměstí square.
In the Petrská district on the right bank of the Vltava River stands the New Mill Water Tower (Novomlýnská vodárenská věž’), a heritage monument that served its original purpose until the end of the 19th century; it now serves to offer exceptional views of the surroundings.