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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
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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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Tourists and locals alike hang out here. It's where it all goes down. Bar crawls. Pubs. All that good stuff. Make sure to get there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Tourists and locals alike hang out here. It's where it all goes down. Bar crawls. Pubs. All that good stuff. Make sure to get there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The clock is definitely very cool, and worth seeing to snap a couple quick pictures (while trying to navigate the sea of tourists). Aside from that, a quick picture and move on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The crowds are pretty funny at the base of the clock when the hour strikes, and the actual show is pretty underwhelming, but the clock itself is so detailed and intricate that it's hard to not stare at. If the lines aren't too long, go up the tower and have a look around - the best place inside the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ok so the "show" that the clock puts on is kindy silly and short for how long you feel like you are standing there waiting but, its a 600 year old clock. and its free to look at. the square that its next to is large and when we went had a festival with local booths to buy local product,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely pay the small fee to go to the top of the Clock we only paid to go to the top. There is a lift to take you to the top which is great and we walked back down to read the history along the walls which was interesting. It can get busy at the top as it is only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely square, lots of cafes and restaurants. Beautiful shops and lots to roam and potter around for. Loved the clock,we went up for a great view and some history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Old Town Hall is a Must Visit in Prague. It is worth the climb - but also has elevators. You purchase your tickets at the base of the town hall. Finding the entrance is tricky. Go into and then through the tourist office to find the stairs and first set of elevators. Once you find the first stairs/elevators finding... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's definitely an iconic emblem of Prague, so it's worth a visit. However, the "show" at the top of the hour was rather disappointing and not worth sticking around for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

the place is full of tourist , full of restaurants , v nice place to have lunch in historical place .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went to see this for last show of the day at 8pm. Street was crowded with folk but managed to get a good spot. The twelve apostles passed by and saw the skeleton ringing his bell but in all the performance was underwhelming. Have seen many much more interesting clocks in other cities. Trip up the clock tower is well... More 

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