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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic
Phone Number:
+420 775 400 052
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Old Town Hall is one of the most significant monuments in the Czech...

The Old Town Hall is one of the most significant monuments in the Czech Republic. It was established in 1338 as the administrative seat for Prague's Old Town. Now, it is mainly used for the ceremonial purposes of the capital city, Prague. The historical town hall consists of a set of five medieval houses, the corner of which is adorned with a historical astronomical clock, a gothic oriel window and a massive rectangular tower. The lookout gallery on the town hall tower offers the most beautiful view of Prague. A tour of the historical halls in the Old Town Hall is a unique experience. The expensively decorated rooms date from various periods and are examples of the remarkable development of the town hall complex. The guided tours in various languages are organised in half-hourly intervals.

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A World Renowned Feature With Outstanding History!!

We visited Prague as a birthday weekend treat. Whilst in the main square in the centre of Prague City, we noticed every hour a huge gathering of people outside the Town Hall... read more

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Boston, United Kingdom
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We visited Prague as a birthday weekend treat. Whilst in the main square in the centre of Prague City, we noticed every hour a huge gathering of people outside the Town Hall, which we decided to investigate. The attraction was The Astronomical Clock. Originally installed in 1410, apparently it is the only one in the world remaining which is still... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Watch the clock strike on the hour, then go to the top of tower in the glass lift. The 360 degree views of the city are fantastic.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Saw this clock during a visit the Old Town Square. Loads of people congregate to see the chiming on the hour of the clock and the characters playing out their part. Also interesting is to tour the tunnels underneath the clock tower (did this as part of a World War II walking tour).

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Tucked away in old town, this a must see. The clock is huge and old town itself is beautiful with many areas to eat and shop. Well worth the walk and checking out!!

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New Delhi, India
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Great and bustling place all the time , astronomical clock was no big deal but the atmosphere of the square is amazing , you can easily spend 3 or 4 hours here , there are street artists and musicians all the time , great street food and fabulous restaurants around you , this is lively throughout the day and even... More 

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I guess It's something you should see at least once, to say that you have seen it. I wasn't that impressed with it and found the area to crowded as people were just pushing to get to the front.

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Have seen a lot of reviews mentioning this isn't very impressive. While this may be true through modern eyes, this clock has been operating for over 600 years. Imagine seeing a large clock with both a lunar and zodiac dial, as well as moving figurines. These are the eyes I tried to view the clock through, and I found it... More 

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The square is nice, during the time we visited (early january) there was a folklorish kind of market where you could find all kinds of food, stuff to buy, souvenirs and other things as well. After a while of course someone realises that there are all over Prague and turns out not so impressive. The astronomical clock is nice as... More 

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Beautiful piece of history, fascinating to watch and we have done so many times in our trip! # spoilers not to give if away but the skeleton controls time. Note - does not do the thing at midnight which makes for a very disappointing selfie

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Went to the clock at midnight, had it on "reputable" authority that it did the thing the most good at midnight. IT DIDN'T EVEN DO THE THING. 0 STARS. 0 POPCORNS Would not pet dogs near here.

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