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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Quick Stop - and a Must

An obvious must do. Be prepared for many people - at least there were when we were there. Probably because it was a weekend. This was a quick stop for us, on the way to see other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An obvious must do. Be prepared for many people - at least there were when we were there. Probably because it was a weekend. This was a quick stop for us, on the way to see other parts of Prague.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The actual chime of the clock on the hour is overrated. And you'll have to deal with throngs of tourists. Just go at any other time during the hour and you'll get to enjoy a clearer photo.

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Carnarvon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Apart from the obvious attraction of the twelve figures moving with the hourly chimes, it is worthwhile doing some research to determine the meaning of the three clock faces and the way each works. Particularly the astronomical clock is quite amazing. For a wonderful view of the movement, might I suggest going to the first floor of the hotel opposite... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a VERY popular tourist attraction (probably also a popular place for pickpockets) and the square is really crowded, especially when the clock is about to strike the hour. Very interesting to observe. The walk or elevator ride up the tower is definitely worth taking even though there are a lot of people crammed into a small space; the... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This tower had us riveted as we stood by for half an hour to watch this wonderful clock strike on the hour.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

a bit overated, but worth seeing. Millions of people flock to the area on the hour to see the 12 apostles come out.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

to see with a better view the Astronomic "Show" at 12 -- but I think every round hour- try it from the restaurant " Mozart Cafe" they have an up store restaurant. sitting near the window you can avoid the crowd and have great ice cream and view

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stop in front of it few minutes before full hour and you will witness the oldest puppet show. Don't miss it

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Astronomical Clock is very cool, dating back a long way its great to see it. On the hour it gathers a lot of people to have a look at it and although it isn't anything firework like it is still very nice to see. The tower at the town hall is really great. The views (I have written how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Be sure to buy the "Prague card" for as many days as you plan to stay in Prague if you intend to visit most tourist places. It is worth it! It will make your transportation around the city stress free and it entitles you with several free entrances to most interesting places such as this one(old town hall and astronomical... More 

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