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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock (Staromestska Radnice)

Staromestske namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #17 of 277 Attractions in Prague
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Saturday (5pm) over the Christmas period; I Did not go up the astronomical tower over the clock due to the amount of people but it is not expensive (110 Kc). However, stayed for the top of the hour "show", On cue with the hour, the small windows at the top pop open and the figures start rotating... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fascinating, the story behind this is unbelievable. The clock performance is on the hour and not to be missed. A mini theater show and very very enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The tower and the clock itself is absolutely charming! I didn't planned to be there at 2 p.m when the bells rang the little figures came out. :)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

You really must see this when the clock chimes to see the animation and etc, as that is what is unique. It is also an iconic attaction of Prague, so a must photo to share.

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Khartoum, Al Khartum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is a place to visit during your stay in Prague nice to see the q clock and stay during the beginning of any hour to hear the song and to see what happen every hour also the shopping area and dining places there

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Well you can't go to Prague and not spend a few minutes watching the hour being struck and the resultant movement of the figures. Charming.

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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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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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