Prague City Hall makes bid for Jindřišska Tower

Prague City Hall has made a bid for Jindřišska Tower in the city centre, which the Prague Archbishopric has put up for sale for 75 million crowns, Jan Chabr, Prague city councilor for property, told Czech Radio. Some 30 other bidders have also shown an interest in acquiring the property. The tower is part of the historic core of the city which is on the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage. The 15th century building is almost 66 metres high and is equipped with an elevator. The ten floors of the tower house a restaurant, souvenir shop, café, gallery and a permanent exhibition. The tower is also used for cultural programs, exhibitions and theatre performances and concerts. The belfry, with its bell Maria from 1518, offers a panoramic view of the Prague skyline.