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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 303 attractions in Prague
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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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Brossard
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Expect lots of people all the time, but it's a vivid, and awesome view, architecture of all ages and styles, mix of history pieces

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Northern Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a focal point and popular meeting place in Prague old Town. It's history is fascinating and it is lovely to see it in the flesh so to speak. We'll worth the walk to see it and you could stand for hours just looking at all it's very interesting features

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The ambiance and the hustle bustle of the square is what makes it truly worth a visit. So many different architectural styles make it like you are in a fairy tale.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

this is one of the most importent site in prague but dont forget to go up and see the view from the top

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hampshire
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Old Town Square almost every day when we went to Prague early July 14. The Astronomical Clock is a lovely looking clock. But dont get too excited about hanging around for it to chime on the hour. Crowds get in this square because its buzzing with cafes, restaurants and buskers. On the hour the... More

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Goulburn
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Part of the old town square, near Starbucks. The clock chimes every hour from 9am till 8 pm? Some 500 years ago the was amazing but now it is amazing it still works, One of Pragues big 3 tourist attractions and it's easy to see why. There were 500 plus tourists there at 9am so you can see it's popular

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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One can easily tell when the hour is approaching without even bothering to view the clock, purely from the amount of crowds that cluster around it and block all walkway through the passage in doing so. Due to this, it is best to see the clock chime in the early morning before the crowds have a chance to gather. The... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Just walking around the square was well worth the time we took to go. The architecture was great, the musicians playing in the square was entertaining, and there was lots to eat, drink, and see. You could spend just a short time, or many hours in this area. The Astronomical Clock was not worth waiting for though and sort of... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It cost around $5 US to take the tour. You have 2 separate elevators for the ones that want to walk as little as possible. I did it the hard way and walked the whole way up taking random photos of the building. Its also a great view of the Old City Centre from up top.With a good camera, you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Prague Old Town Hall Clock was a wonder when it was built around six hundred years ago. Now one's reaction to it may depend on one's level of cynicism. On the hour, a mechanical rooster crows, death tips his hour glass and the twelve Apostles parade by. There is always a big crowd there to watch. This was a... More

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