The Petrin Tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition much like the Eiffel Tower during the 1889 World's Fair.
The tower is surrounded by an extensive rose garden. The building to the right is the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence.
The tower has two observation platforms that can be accessed by stairs encircling the inside of the tower. Going up was a little bit scary as you can feel the tower swaying. Either it was the strong wind that time or the tower was showing its age but as soon as we got to the top, it was all worth it.
Great view of Lesser Town, Old Town and the popular tourist-filled Charles Bridge from the top most platform.
|Saint Vitus Cathedral inside the Prague Castle complex.|
|New Town and the Tancici Dum (Dancing House) across the Vltava river.|
|Cathedral of Saint Lawrence|
|Ceremonial Hall at the Jewish Quarter|
|Tombstones at the Old Jewish Cemetery.|
The oldest grave in the cemetery belongs to the Prague rabbi and poet, Avigdor Kara (1439).