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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
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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An iconic part of Prague old town square

Whilst there will be hundreds of tourists to see the chiming of the clock and the figurines, perhpas pick a time early in the day or later after the day trippers have gone when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Whilst there will be hundreds of tourists to see the chiming of the clock and the figurines, perhpas pick a time early in the day or later after the day trippers have gone when there are less people in the square. We stayed in a hotel only steps away so could go for walks nice and early before breakfast when... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were lost in the midst of Prague's circuitous streets and alleys overflowing with shops and restos when we came upon a square and lo and behold, a huge clock on top of this building. Since I'm a sucker for clocks having appreciated the machine over time, we decided to go up the building after paying an entrance fee. It... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have absolutely no idea how they pulled a clock like this off 500 years (+/-) ago.. Absolutely incredible. Got the whole story behind it as a part of a free walking tour - very recommendable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not so great. If you like crowds and a 1-minute clock display, be my guest. Otherwise, enjoy the square, but don't go out of your way to think this is a "must see."

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Sarasota, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous and breathtaking at sunrise (when we arrived by train) but gets very crowded very quickly. Prague is my favorite city so far in Europe, so I could sit in this square for hours, but don't bother standing around to watch the clock tower chime each hour (its an old school cuckoo-clock with saint statues peeking through the windows up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Astronomical clock itself is a unique sight .The views from the tower are magnificent.The square where it is located is the main square in the old town.The place has a good buzz.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We joined a large crowd gazing at the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. The surrounding area is full of interest but the Astronomical Clock which burst into life on the hour is fascinating. I will not describe the action as this would spoil the event but, suffice it to say, there is not another like it and well worth... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great views of the square and across Prague, but a bit of a walk to get there. Gets very busy and whilst you can get a lift, it is small - so probably worth the walk to justify the drinks and lunch later! A great way to orientate yourself and take pictures of the main landmarks for a few crowns

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came across a huge crowd in the old town square. They were all looking at the astronomical clock and waiting for the chime. It came and went quickly. At night the square is beautifully lit and it is truly wonderful. Don't miss the square at night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I always seem to find myself wondering in to the Old Town Square for either a late breakfast or lunch, but I've never seen the great fascination with the Astronomical Clock. I appreciate its significance but i do think it is odd that crowds of people crowd around to hear it chime when I think it's a bit of an... More 

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Address: 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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