Central Telecommunication Building CETIN (Czech Telecommunications Infrastructure, Inc.)

monitoring center, the lower gallery of the main tower (14th floor), auditorium with batteries, and auditorium with technology

Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photos: Building's Archive

Transport: tram (Nákladové nádraží Žižkov), metro station Jana Želivského (line A)
Visiting Method: group tours of a limited size - 30 persons (identification upon entry)
program pro dětispecial guided tours designed for children on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. with sheets for little architectsdoprovodný programphotographs and objects related to the history of the building and development in the field of telecommunication, competitionZákaz foceníonly in specific areas (tower, hallways, stairways)bezbariérový přístupToaletyobčerstvenívýhledypracovní listy OHP

Address: Olšanská 2681/6, Praha 3-Žižkov
Year: 1972–1979
Architects: František Cubr, Josef Hrubý, Zdeněk Pokorný, František Štráchal and Vladimír Oulík

One of the dominant features of the Prague horizon used to be the biggest communications building in Europe with top quality technical equipment. The building costs reached an astronomical amount of 1,5 billion Czechoslovak crowns. During the visit you will see the “baterkárna” technology hall (“battery room“) and enjoy an unusual view of Prague from the lower gallery of the main tower, whose corridors and underground used to be called Prague’s Mordor.

This technological complex gained a new owner in 2017 who intends to prepare a residential project based on an architectural competition.