Dancing House

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Pose for pictures in front of Prague's Dancing House
Architecture buffs will adore this quirky deconstructivist building on the banks of the Rasin, within easy walking distance of Prague's Old Town. Designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry, the Dancing House, sometimes called Fred and Ginger, is particularly notable in this city famous for Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau architecture.

The building isn't open to the public, but if you must see the inside, you can take the elevator up to La Perle de Prague on the 7th floor for a (pricey for Prague) French meal with spectacular views of the city.

The nearest underground station is Karlovo namesti.
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Dancin' Dancin' Dancin' Building....
Prague is a city crammed with jaw-droppingly beautiful buildings. Most of which is pre-20th century--Gothic and Baroque-era structures, for example. The 20th century, though, has little to represent itself architecturally, save for a few Art Deco and intriguing Cubist buildings. But then there's the Dancing House (or "Fred and Ginger," as it's nicknamed) which first went up in 1995. Designed by Frank Gehry and Croatian Vlado Milunic, the Dancing House was built on an empty plot of land where a stray WWII missile had taken out a building, one of the few structures in Prague that was damaged during the war.
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