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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic
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+420 775 400 052
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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
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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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Prague City Walking Tour: Includes Admission to the Astronomical Clock Tower

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The history behind the clock is what makes so fascinating, I would highly suggest that you do a walking tour of Prague where they bring you to the clock to tell you its history... read more

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The history behind the clock is what makes so fascinating, I would highly suggest that you do a walking tour of Prague where they bring you to the clock to tell you its history. Iv read a few reviews of people saying they were disappointed but I can assure you these people either didn't appreciate or know the history behind... More 

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We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the area and the clock isn't just an ordinary clock, definitely worth going to see for yourself!

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make sure u visit this place early in the morning, as there are lots of tourist visit this place. bring a nice walking shoes.

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One of the must see attractions of any visit to Prague. Gets very busy with 100's tourists so photos can be Full people. The eating places nearby reflect it is a hub of tourists and are more expensive than the side streets. Great area with lots streets branching off which can take you to many other wonderful places and sights... More 

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It's one of the most famous places in Prague, so if you don't see it, feels like you've never been to Prague! The clock itself is very interesting, it's worth to wait for the round hours, but be prepared, this place is overcrowded, so it might happen you can't see anything from the crowd! You can even go to the... More 

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The actual "show" lasts maybe for 30 seconds. Wouldn't recommend waiting there for too long - it's not that impressing. The clock itself is beautiful without it actually ringing.

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This is quite a unique feature and there is a fee based (ticket) that allows you to get up to the very top of the tower. While we did not go, we heard that it offers great views of the city!

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I've reviewed the Old Town Square overall and included the clock as part of this. In truth it's not much to see when it's active, just a few movements of figures, but it draws crowds and in itself is quite a nice thing to see. The Town Hall is accessed via the tourist information centre to the left of the... More 

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We walked around the area several times during a weekend in Prague and we also went in the the top to admire the scenery. It normally has a tone of tourists around the clock, taking pictures and also groups with tour-guides but if you go there at the right time you might be able to enjoy it more and take... More 

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One of the must sees in Prague with this very unusual clock. Right in the picturesque old town square with lots to see and do, plus many restaurants and bars. If you don't go to see this you have wasted your trip to Prague. Keep you valuables safe though - didn't see any pick pocketing but the crowding round the... More 

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