Prague Metronome

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The Metronome

The Metronome is a 75-foot-tall (23 m) functioning metronome in Letná Park, overlooking the Vltava River and the city center of Prague.[1] It was erected in 1991, on the plinth left vacant by the demolition in 1962 of an enormous monument to former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The metronome was designed by international artist Vratislav Novak.[2]

Although the metronome is functional, it is not always in operation.[3] The site is now mostly a scenic vista and a meeting place for young people.


  1. ^ "Prague Metronome". Atlas Obscura.
  2. ^ Mariusz Czepczyński, Cultural Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities: Representation of Powers and Needs, Ashgate, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7546-7022-3, Google Print, p.94
  3. ^ "The Red Metronome: Prague’s Communist Past". PopMatters. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 50°05′41″N 14°24′56″E / 50.09472°N 14.41556°E / 50.09472; 14.41556