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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: 420 724 508 584
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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The Old Town Hall was established under the rule of King John of Luxembourg in 1338. A monumental prismatic quadrilateral tower was constructed in the second half of the 14th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Old Town Hall was established under the rule of King John of Luxembourg in 1338. A monumental prismatic quadrilateral tower was constructed in the second half of the 14th century (69.5 meters hight). The town hall chapel was built in the first floor, dedicated in 1381. The most devastating were the events of 1945. Under the Town Hall area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What can be said about this beautiful clock which is so much more that a clock! Really should be seen as part of a tour so that you fully understand and appreciate what is going on.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The old town hall is a pretty special building There are 3 clocks here and if you get there on the hour you can enjoy the spectacle There is a tower you can climb if you are fit and the view is amazing from the top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Astronomical Clock has a lot going on. Best viewed at dusk or dawn, or when later for more rings. It really is very pretty.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We just happened to be at the front of the clock as it stuck 11' it was very picturesque and beautiful,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The famous astronomical clock puts on its show every hour - for a full 26 seconds. Not to be missed, this is definitely worth watching. The incredible animated figures warning of death and hell to the ungodly were created over 500 years ago but still work with amazing precision. Got to watch !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Something to see, blew us away just to see so many people standing camera in hand waiting for the action. Which in reality didn't last for long, however it was still very special to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The square is in the heart of the tourist district and is very crowded. We were advised to watch our pockets but did not have anything stolen and so were happy. The clock itself is a wonder and even at two O'clock when we watched it, it was difficult to know what time it was telling! Still it was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not as impressive as expected. The revolving figures are high up and not that easy to see. I didn't think it was worth the time when there are so many other things to see in Prague.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you visit Prague you will want to go to the old town square, and you can not visit the square without viewing this clock. Then you are caught! Because once you see the clock you will want to wait for the hourly performance when the figures move, the doors open, the death statue pulls the chain to ring the... More 

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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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