Prague - Pastacaffé & Žižkov Television Tower

A wide angle view of Prague from the top of the Žižkov Television Tower.

I bookended my visit to the lovely Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad Market in the Vinohrady neighborhood of Prague with breakfast at Pastacaffé and a trip to the top of the Žižkov Television Tower. If you're spending more than a few days in Prague, I highly recommend a visit out past the city's tourist center to this lovely neighborhood!

David Černý's faceless baby sculptures scale the heights of the Žižkov Television Tower in Prague
Classic Prague architecture is jazzed up with a pair of sunglasses and headphones.

Breakfast was a simple but visually elegant affair. A nicely pulled espresso with a tiny pour of cream and an even tinier cookie. To eat, a buttery croissant and two types of jam, a poached egg with toast soldiers for dipping. Plus a glass of carrot ginger citrus juice, because I needed some vitamins. Pastacaffé was just a few blocks from my guesthouse and is definitely worth a visit for breakfast. I returned for dinner later in my visit, it was just okay.

Morning espresso to begin breakfast at Pastacaffé in Prague.
A refreshing ginger carrot juice at Pastacaffé in Prague.
An elegant breakfast at Pastacaffé in Prague.

After fueling up, I took the tram out to the Vinohrady Farmer's Market, Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad. I spent the morning browsing and taking photos before making my way over to the Žižkov Television Tower. Situated on top of a hill, the tower offers amazing wide angle views of Prague. You really get a sense of the city's colorful architecture and diverse topography. The stark metal tower definitely stands out amongst the Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Don't forget to look up from the base to get the best view of David Černý's amusing yet ominous faceless baby sculptures which scale the sides of the tower.

A scale model of the Žižkov Television Tower in Prague.
The red roofs of Prague from the Žižkov Television Tower.
Comfy, modern seats at the top of the Žižkov Television Tower in Prague are a nice place to relax.
Prague city views from the top of the Žižkov Television Tower.

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