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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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Ranked #17 of 302 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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Brno, Czech Republic
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Another gem of Czech history working for ages. I also have to recommend view from the tower - really breathtaking:)

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It took me a lot of time to understand that device... Very intriguing and complex at first, but after getting some explanation from locals it turned out to be very smart! A must see and - photos and photos, of course!!!

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Kelty, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Old Town square is fantastic, the clock is a must to see especially on the hour when there is a fantastic puppet show of the 12 deciples appearing at the windows.

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Cranston, RI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Everyone has cameras ready for the On-the-Hour happening at the Astronomical Clock--really no big deal but should be seen.

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Calgary, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

At the top of every hour the clock does its little show for 20 seconds. If you can't get close, walk back to along the restaurant wall that faces the clock. Go behind the patio, right up to the wall, Even shorter people can get a view over top of the crowd from there.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is a beautiful, ornate clock spanning an archway across the main street of Rouen. I don’t think most people know you can climb up in the tower and see the inner workings of this fabulous 500-year old clock which keeps better time than my modern day watch! We consider it a must see and for 5 euros/each it’s probably... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Yes it's great to finally get to see the Astronomical clock and all the brides entering the town hall...but...Enter the hall and pay to go up the astronomical clock and don't worry they have elevator. Here on the top of the astronomical clock you would get to see a nice and great view of the old city of spikes. Great... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The clock is fascinating and beautiful (as is the entire square - absolutely gorgeous, and if I could do it again I would hire a guide to tell me about it all). The climb to the top provides absolutely stunning views of the city especially on a sunny day. It was a high point of our time in Prague.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Don't be stupid, go up there! I didn't make the ascent to the top of the clock tower until my third time in Prague and I wish I'd gone up immediately. You can see everything! It can be bracingly cold if you go in January like I did, because I'm an idiot, but it's still worth it. There's always a... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you really wanna see the place be there exactly at the strike of an hour.. You get to see a lot of crowd so better be a bit early to catch a better view of the Astronomical clock

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