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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock (Staromestska Radnice)

Staromestske namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 724 508 584
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As featured in 3 days in Prague
Ranked #17 of 269 attractions in Prague
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The best place in Prague.  Try to avoid during the busier times to get the most out of it.  Everytime you walk past this place you will stop and... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

An intriguing clock with a colourful history. Worth a visit - on the half-hour. Every hour there are multiple anti-climaxes as people look at each other is if to ask "Is that it?" Yes folks, unfortunately that's all it does. Not really worth hanging around in a crowd, but get there when you have more room to really appreciate the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Full of excitements, actvities and people. The square is full of interesting buldings and monuments. The clock puts on a show every hour on the hour. Just hold on to your valuables when everyone looks up.

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Munich, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Go up in the Tower. Great views. I was a little nervous walking around the top because I have a disabled child that wanted "to look" a little to close to the edge. But it was all good. My kids loved the glass elevator. We were in town close to Easter and the square had many Easter Stalls in it.... More

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The tower is a must-go place, as it offers an amazing view over Prague, and the tickets are quite cheap. The tower is of course crowded with tourists, but nevertheless it's worth it. The astronomical clock, on the other hand, is indeed decorative and also interesting in itself, but the so-called "show" the clock plays every hour was a real... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I could have sat in this square all day. As it was Easter, lots of stalls to look at, different food stalls, live entertainment. Definitely worth a visit. Watch out for pickpockets although there was a police presence.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must to see place when visiting Prague. Very romantic and charming experience while travelling through the narrow streets of a medieval town in Prague 1. The clock chimes every round hour and everyone just stands there waiting for that moment. This place is massively overcrowded, so be ready for a hustle. The square near the clock is... More

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Rochester, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Although this clock made the top 10 overrated tourist sites, it's still a must see. I think it's unique clock in that it shows the sun and moon positions, the apostles and other animated characters, and the months represented in the calender. The 4 figures-2 on each side of the clock- represent vanity, greed, death, and entertainment. The skeleton is... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Go up the Clock Tower and enjoy the view. They have ramps instead of stairs, AND they had an elevator. The view is great. The tour of the Old Town Hall was interesting and educational. We enjoyed it and enjoyed learning about the history of Prague. The rooms are interesting and you get to go into the basement level which... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Catch the clock just before 12pm and you'll witness a great vibe in the crowds. Clock chimes and everyone loves it! Even if you miss it, it's in a great location as there are lovely snack bars near by to admire the hitoric clock.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The famous watch is a must to experience when in Prague. Abit crowded on the hour, but that is to be expected.

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