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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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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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Amazing view of the old city center, but clock event itself not so special

The entrance fee was around 4€ for the top of the clock Tower and totally worth it. Inside the Tower you can read about the history of the building and walk a round way up or you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entrance fee was around 4€ for the top of the clock Tower and totally worth it. Inside the Tower you can read about the history of the building and walk a round way up or you take the fast way by Elevator. At top you have an amazing view over Prague and especially the old City Center. The astronomic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a great place and a not to miss but pick your time ( no Pun Intended) avoid the most popular time 12:00 midday try 09.00/10.00 or 14.00/15.00

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great to see as the clock itself is beautiful but after waiting twice on the hour to see the clock going off (as we thought we'd missed something the first time!) I didn't get the hype. Best seen late at night with less crowds and sipping on a prosecco

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Tbilisi
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best preserved medieval sites I have ever seen. The old astronomic clock is fascinating - once in an hour the clock chimes and you can see apostles appearing in the window. Another attraction not to be missed is the view from the balcony under the roof of the tower. For a little admission fee you... More 

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Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just watching this clock for what it is makes for interesting viewing, but when you discover the history of its inventor and learn its intricacies it's positively mind-blowing!

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Havant
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very beautiful architecture, the clock is magnificent, figures move on the hour and the cockerel lets out a squawk but be careful its very quick and you might miss it

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Horsham UK
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide book describes this as Underwhelming and it is not inaccurate - we still went to see it. Stand around on the cold for up to an hour, get ripped off for hot chocolate at Hotel U Prince, while waiting for the "saints" to parade at two small windows above a complex clock from which it is impossible to... More 

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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried several times to get to the Astronimical clock as it only chimes on the hour, and eventually made it on our last day. Was actually quite disappointed by it. It was over within seconds, and the statues (4 of them) whizzed so past you couldn't really see them.

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Pedreguer, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Prague has become my most favourite city. The people are polite & pleasant. The architecture is amazing & something not to be missed. The cultural experience is expanse & a visit to the opera or ballet is a must. The food is wonderful & diverse from fine cuisine to a peace of ham or sausage from the street venders &... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always crowded when the clock is going to chime, its got to be the busiest place in the square. If you come into the area the right way, you will walk down a narrow ally then suddenly the clock will be in front of you.

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