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Statue of Franz Kafka

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Great piece of art.

We discovered this statue behind the shopping center as it had gathered quite a crowd. I enjoyed... read more

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chris n
Bingley, United Kingdom
New monument.

Situated behind a shopping centre and not far from the Design Hotel Metropol. Basically a giant... read more

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The eleven-metre-high statue is a 21st-century technical marvel of Prague. Forty-two moving panels form the face of the great Czech writer Franz Kafka. The statue by David Cerny stands at the Quadrio shopping centre and combines art with modern...more
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Spalena 2121/22 | Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Nové Město (New Town)
+420 224 054 023
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Reviewed today

We discovered this statue behind the shopping center as it had gathered quite a crowd. I enjoyed watching it that much that I sent a video of it to my friends at home. It's very cleverly done and worth hunting out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chris n
Reviewed yesterday

Situated behind a shopping centre and not far from the Design Hotel Metropol. Basically a giant silver head built in segments that rotate and join back up again to create a face. Worth a photo stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian058
Reviewed 2 days ago

Now this is very unique. Image of Franz Kafka's head which rotates 360 degrees in separate sections to recreate his face on four rotations. Hard to explain. Spend time searching for it. Very entertaining, will not disappoint.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tennessee1956
Reviewed 3 days ago

The skulptur/installation is hidden away on a square behind MY, the department store, and I only came across it by chance a couple of years ago. Since then, whenever I am close (I live in Prague), I make the little detour and spend a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karin H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best statues you will find. I could sit and watch this thing all day. The way it changes and moves is beautiful. It was a moving faster than I expected. There is a cafe right there where you can sit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rizznizz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lost, a little bit looking for this, but it was worth it when we found it. Very cool structure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IrishAaronDolan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this quite by accident while exploring the streets of Prague. The statue is a fascinating piece of art which forms so many different shapes as it rotates and reforms. Also the reflective polished steel panels at the base provide great photo opportunities to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grahame B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was on our list of attractions to visit in the city. Not too busy, Only stayed a few mins took pics and moved on. Very impressive

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cazalino
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this by accident after having passed very close by many times before. An interesting, mezmerising sculpture which is worth the diversion if you're nearby.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dc_moose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this statue by accident and so glad we did. We stood there for ages just watching it align and then change, eye-catching!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square
represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of
the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the
square watches over your spending spree in countless
shops and retail stores lining the entire square,
which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping
street. When tired or broke, you can explore the
city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town
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Response from nitinmalik2006 | Reviewed this property |
This is continuously moving by its own. Handle by property owner. You can not touch it or operate it or stop it. It take more than 1 minute to complete its one rotation but less than 2 minute. You can see it clearly as no... More