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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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While in Prague, visiting the old Astronomical clock is a must. It has a remarkable design with dials showing the 24 hours of the day, the position of the sun and the moon, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The clock itself is beautiful, but the parade of figures, on the hour, was a sort of "was that it?" thing. Luckily, while waiting, a guide behind me was giving a brilliant talk about it to a small number of visitors. I'd have loved to know which company he was with. On the other hand, the trip up the tower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

While in Prague, visiting the old Astronomical clock is a must. It has a remarkable design with dials showing the 24 hours of the day, the position of the sun and the moon, and also the actual position of the sun in the Zodiac. You should visit the clock just before the hour strikes, as for a couple of minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit to the bell tower where the views of Prague are second to none. Worth the trip just for that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's one of the oldest and most elaborate clock ever built. It has 3 main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the sun and moon in the sky ,the walk of Apostles a clockwork hourly show of figures of the apostles and different other sculptures and a calendar dial with medallions representing the 12 months. Try to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

When I am at the top of the clock, it snow heavily. The snow of the prague, I won't forget it in my life

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I love clocks and photograph all types throughout my travels. This is one of my favorites. Every hour the 12 Apostles make an appearance and death, a skeleton strikes the time. The sun, moon, zodiac and calendar are all part of this amazing clock. The square does get crowded, but it is not packed so that you feel uncomfortable. Try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It is pretty, great atmosphere and the clock is beautiful, but unless you want to eat or drink, there is not much and it is usually very crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this! Stay for the very short entertainment on the hour. It can be seen from one of many cafes across from it. Then explore the market square, which is close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As the title says, You can not go to Prague and not visit here! Many people gather round the clock to look and get photos and for the turn of the hour. You will be disappointed if you do not visit here whilst in the area.

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

love the clock tower and the square, a lot of restaurants and cafe, and next to the main shopping streets. The clock looks amazing, and every hour shows nice poppets.

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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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