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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
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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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An impressive, attractive cloth

A good tip here would be to read about he clock,before you watch otherwise you will will not be aware which parts move and you may miss the smaller movements of the models. Also... read more

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good tip here would be to read about he clock,before you watch otherwise you will will not be aware which parts move and you may miss the smaller movements of the models. Also to stand at the front, from the side you may not see the apostles moving.

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Decatur, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't imagine how folks came up with such complex mechanisms hundreds of years ago. The clock attracts hundreds of visitors every time it chimes and it is amazing in all that it is able to do. Bet it is quite a job to keep it running.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing old clock with cool motion. Additionally, it is great to hear the crowd cheer and the trumpets sound. A must see in Prague.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gorgeous clock that gives you a brilliant show every hour. Crowds of people were gathered round to see this happen every hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the clock iss an attraction. evry round hour a show of the clock. nice crowd attending the show. all kinds of people from many countries around the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The clock is the busiest on the hour as that's when the clock shows a display of models and chiming etc. When it's on keep an eye on belongings as the area gets so crowded with tourists.

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Truly a sight that needs to be seen. Very unusual. Very detailed. Very pretty. The Czech should be very proud of their national monuments. Quite breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view from the top of the tower is a must do in Prague. The queues might be long during the peak season but it is worth the wait. Steeped in history, it gives you a birds eye view of the entire old town, the palace and places far off. Having said that, the clock fell below my expectations and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowing the legend and the history of the Astronomical clock before seeing it in person, just made the sight even greater and more interesting. We are history lovers and this was just full of it!

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A bunch of tourists looking slack jawed at the pretty olden clocks. As far as clocks go it's alright.

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