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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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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Completed in 1354, this seventy-meter-high tower features the famous...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Completed in 1354, this seventy-meter-high tower features the famous 16th-century Astronomical Clock, an important symbol of Prague.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to have great photos of Prague, this is the right place to come. There is elevator provided inside the building, if you don't want to walk through the ramps. The view is amazing. You can see the city lines from this place. Many great photographs can be taken from here. But, there are many travelers also there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would say it is pretty neat just seeing the outside, but for a few euros you can go to the top (by stairs or elevator). The view from the top is simply awesome as you can see all of Old Town, Lesser Town, Jewsih Quarter plus the other sights around like Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. I would say... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The astronomical clock is surely a beauty. Understanding how it works enhances its value than just looking at it and walking away. The tiny figures that step out of the tower during the hourly chimes are cute but the show is not impressive. Could literally feel people from the crowd waiting for the chime asking "is that it". Probably a... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Best to see this at night. Looks superb at night when lit up. Very detailed and superb craftsmanship.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We joined the crowds as they gathered on the hour to see this amazingly beautiful and ornate clock burst into life. On the hour the small doors in the centre open to reveal figures who move and accompany the bell chimes. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Can get crowded especially at noon. Stop in a sidewalk café. Get a drink and watch the show. If in Prague it is certainly something to put on your list. Now the big Christmas tree and Christmas markets are there as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Must do, a short walk from our hotel and a beautiful square, photo ops everywhere you look, but that's very true of most of Prague.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The clock is one of the highlights for every tourist with large crowds gathering for the clock to chime on the hour so be early for a good view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Astronomical Clock was beautiful. Watch the animation as the hour strikes. For a fee you can go up the tower (by elevator). At the top, you will get amazing views of the old town square and the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Watch the clock on the hour as the disciples come out. Then pay the nominal fee to go up the tower. You can walk the whole way as we did, or take the elevator some of the distance. Fantastic views from the top. With great photograph opportunities. Amazing

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