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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock (Staromestska Radnice)

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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 775 443 438
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Completed in 1354, this seventy-meter-high tower features the famous...
Completed in 1354, this seventy-meter-high tower features the famous 16th-century Astronomical Clock, an important symbol of Prague.
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I was there in Christmas time and it was just it was just incredible. Prague is one of my favorite town. You spend time in a open museum by just be in the old town, there is a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I was there in Christmas time and it was just it was just incredible. Prague is one of my favorite town. You spend time in a open museum by just be in the old town, there is a lot to see and to do. I definitely recommend Prague for a staying at Christmas time !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The astronomical clock is the number one attraction in Prague to see. It is absolutely stunning and the history of the clock is fascinating. The restaurants by the square are very expensive but offer very nice and cozy atmosphere for waiting, if needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you come all the way to Prague, this is what you have to see. Very nicely renovated clockwork. Not very spectacle, but remember how old the clock is! Try to explain it for yourself how it works and what it shows. Crowdy, when tourist groups gather between 1:00 - 17:00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Every hour on the hour a little window opens and the twelve apostles circle by a little show of about 20 seconds. The crowds were immense but the clock still Beautiful. If you have a guide they will tell you of the legend of the clock and how it was constructed. It is a gruesome ending but makes for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The astronomical clock is an icon of Prague, especially that its the oldest clock that stills working. Standing under the Orloj at the chime of the hour an experience that everyone who comes to Prague should undertake and only then will you understand the real magic of the Orloj.In addition to its tower that gives the tourist a panoramic view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Astronomical Clock was gorgeous. There are a lot of crowds surrounding it. When I visited it there was a couple taking wedding photos underneath it. The show the Clock performs is not that exciting, basically just plays music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I would recommend going to Astronomical clock we loved Prague the old town square is lovely place Charles Bridge is great place we crossed the Bridge a few times The Jewish quater and the churches were amazing lots of history

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Clock nice but square very crowded - we were there at 5pm and probably earlier another day. Watch your bags! I liked the black statue at the other end - has seen lots of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the one Prague attraction that you just can't miss. A historic clock in a historic square in a historic city. Unfortunately the square is usually chock full of tourists, especially around the top of the hour when the clock strikes and the apostles do their dancing. Luckily the clock is high enough above everyone's heads so it's still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Gotta see it once I guess. Clock strikes on the hour with a skeleton ringing a bell... no other movement from which I saw but have been told that at midday, other mechanisms come to play. So get yourself squished and pocked from all directions... and then question... was it worth it??

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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 775 443 438
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods 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 modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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