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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

They are currently carrying out restoration work so it will soon be covered like the rest of the tower for a year but if you are busing soon well worth it

Thank Alan H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

But I wouldn't recommend making a point of watching the clocks display. I did but only because we were walking through and 2:58 and got stuck in the hoard of static people waiting for the anticlimactic display... It lasted about 20seconds and features 4puppets that...More

Thank Blesshercotton
Reviewed yesterday

We went Sept 2017 and the building the clock is attached to is under construction, so really unable to get a full view of it. The clock, well for me just didn't impress, is it amazing it works after such a long time, YES but...More

Thank Anj813
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although structure is shrouded in scaffolding the clock is still working and is a great sight, very clever mechanism enthrals hundreds on the hour, great photo opportunity. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time if you don't want photos of heads.

Thank Gill G
Reviewed yesterday

The clock is well worth a visit - on the hour. It gets very crowded and I'd recommend going to one of the restaurants opposite the clock, enjoying a coffee or even a local pilsner.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This much talked about clock is part of the Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. Though the Town Hall was closed for renovation during our visit to Prague, the Astronomical clock could be seen from outside. To really understand the functions of the...More

Thank Monu D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes. It’s very old and the people who originally built were very clever. However, to see in action you have to watch it through a sea of phones being held up taking videos or photos. Be careful of your bags as the crowd gets very...More

Thank Nik2212
Reviewed 2 days ago

The old town hall is one of most beautiful places in Europe. From the Astronomical Clock to all the surrounding buildings. If you can, pay for the ticket and you will be able to visit the Old Town Hall.

Thank Fran G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The astronomical clock is something that you will not see anywhere else. The colors are beautiful and is a nice surprise to see the movement of the sculptures when the clock changes an hour. I loved the skeleton with a bell in a hand and...More

Thank M Carolina Q
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The astronomical clock is fun to watch. But once you have seen it I don't think it is worth a second or third viewing. Do read up on the clock to best understand the symbolism of the figures. Action only lasts about 10 or 12...More

Thank James H
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