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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 775 400 052
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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 hourly intervals.
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Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
+420 775 400 052
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The clock is very interesting in its history and functionality, but to see it in action at the top of every hour is really not awe inspiring. What is though is the massive crowds that wait with bated breath to see what the commotion is...More

Thank al g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The clock is located on the old City Hall and was undergoing renovation when we visited. The clock draws a crowd when it announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by in a window above the dial. Its decoration shows the medieval perception of the...More

Thank Slpret
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy, but interesting. Loads if cafes and restaurants near by. The buildings are very beautiful. There are a lot if tour guides in this area all giving details about the buildings.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately, part of the clock was being worked on so we were not able to see it all. I think that even if this was not the case though, the crowd is so huge that it is hard to see at all. You need a...More

Thank ddillinger
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The clock is impressive and every one hour something special happens. The area is very crowded so it's a little bit less fun.

Thank Tomer B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The clock itself is rather nice and greets the eye. To stand with 1500 tourists at a clock at the hour is not my idea of a good time. But I must say that the crowd were all very optimistic standing in the rain. A...More

1  Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every hour the clock puts on a show, it's a must see in the square! You can see it from the cafe in front of the clock.

Thank michele f
Reviewed 2 days ago

One can walk from Old Town square to see the Astronomical clock high on the all. It chimes every hour, people gadder to watch the action. It is has many open air restaurant and high-end shops selling various glass items painting opposite it. An interesting...More

Thank Mohan126
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The square was very cute and well looked after. The astronomical clock was very interesting with a great history behind it, upon every hour the bell chimes and the clock does a little dance.

Thank LMarleyC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take a walking tour and get the low down beforehand so you understand the symbolism. The whole show only lasted 20 seconds so don't blink. The tower above is wrapped in scaffolding for restoration, but it doesn't take away from the clock. They say to...More

Thank LoveEurope411
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents
the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is
bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický
square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle
in the background, is probably the most beautiful
square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere
of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and
squares, and stone towers blend together with the
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30 April 2017|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to add - you view the clock and its movement from the outside plaza.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Helsbels123456 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the answer to your question we were expecting a lot so maybe due to the work that is going on it is not full working.
Khairul R
8 April 2017|
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Response from HichamGM | Reviewed this property |
yes it increased