Gothic Jindrisska Tower (Jindrisska vez) is situated in Jindrisska street which has connected the three important Prague squares – Wenceslas Square, Charles Square and Senovazne Square – since the 14th century. Jindrisska Tower is 67.7 meters high, which makes it the highest separate belfry in Prague.
The tower itself was built in 1472 – 1475 beside the Church of St Henry and Cunigunde (Kostel sv. Jindricha a Kunhuty) and it has undergone several damages caused either by foreign military troops (such se Swedish troops in 1648) or by weather (a big storm broke the high Gothic roof in 1801). The tower clock was added in 1577.
There are three big bells in Jindrisska Tower nowadays. The oldest bell inside the tower is called Maria (made in 1518) and it weights 500kg. The largest bell is called Jindrich (made in 1680) and weights 3,350 kg. The last bell bears the name Dominik (made in 1850) that weights 1.000kg.
On the top of the tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city centre, including the Wenceslas Square or Prague Castle, as well as listen to the sounds of a peal, the bells of which are called according to original bells in Jindrisska Tower. One of the 1,100 melodies can be heard every day at 9:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 18:00.
Few floors bellow is a new restaurant built in 2003 which offers a unique dining experience. The style restaurant is decorated with the original timbers of the belfry, as well as the bell Maria. There are also contemporary exhibitions held in Jindrisska Tower.
The tower is equipped by air-conditioning, electric lighting, a staircase and a speedy lift. What’s more, Jindrisska Tower is off the main tourist route, therefore, you can fully enjoy this historical monument undisturbed.
Jindrisska street, Prague 1
How to get there:
Jindrisska is in a walking distance from the Wenceslas Square. You can get there by metro green line A or yellow line B (Mustek), or red line C (Muzeum). You can also go by tram (3, 9, 14, 24) to the stop Jindrisska.
|April – October||Monday – Friday||9 – 19||Saturday – Sunday||10 – 19|
|November – March||Monday – Friday||9 – 18||Saturday – Sunday||10 – 18|
|6 – 15 years old||25 CZK|
|children under 6||for free|
|students, seniors, handicapped||45 CZK|
|family (max. 2 adults, 2 children)||150 CZK|
Tel: 224 232 429
The tower can be rented for special occasions.
For more pictures see Jindrisska Tower Photo Gallery