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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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As featured in 3 days in Prague
Ranked #21 of 317 Attractions in Prague
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

the astronomical clock, is wonderful, be there on the hour when it starts to go through its sequence of chimes , and watch the little figures as they move about, look closely and yoy will see the little skeleton carrying the lantern, what a wonderful peice of machinery(art), after the clock has finnished a guy leans out of the top... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Recommend anyone going to Prague goes up the tower at the clock, can't remember what we paid but it wasn't expensive. The views from the top are stunning

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santa rosa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As my husband said "not exactly the Rockettes!". I took 1 picture as I was waiting for the finale, but alas! there wasn't one. Yes, see the clock, wait around for "the apostles" if it is 59 after the hour, otherwise move on!!

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Poteau
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Oldest working clock in the world. 604 years. Beautiful and amazing. The inventor had his eyes cut out and tongue cut off by the king so nobody else could hire him to build another clock like this one. People are constantly posing for pictures under this clock. The main square is just feet away and there are dozens of restaurants... More

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Poznan, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Clock is great attracion. can impress even in XXI. So imagine what it was back in medieval times! In town hall there is palace of weddings now and also a tourist information.

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Bolu, Bolu, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The other was bright than their counterparts in Europe.We visited a few times. Time the story is also very impressive. .

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Waco, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Astronomical Clock and Old Town are a must for a trip to Prague. This is the heart of OldTown and there are lots of shops and restaurants in this area. Very crowded in warm weather. You can easily get to the area via subway. Walk on over to the bridge while there. This is a beautiful view. Take the... More

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Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best place to be at any time of the day, while you are in Prague. Please don't miss an occasion to visit this antique and clean square, keep an eye on your belongings. Prague didn't seemed to be a place with lots of pickpockets as described by many.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What an amazing piece of medieval tech in the middle of Prague town. Worth going to see and have a cup of hot choc whilst walking around the town in the snow. So pretty.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I loved to watch and observe in detail all details of the working clock. A masterpiece! Loved learning about the cathedral next to it that was half blown away by the Germans. In order to truly enjoy it, go either early in the morning or late at night. Avoid noon hours, gets extremely crowded and it's hard to pay close... More

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