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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock (Staromestska Radnice)

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 724 508 584
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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The clock is quite but really?

The crowds were deep at the clock, and I was expecting something truly amazing, but it really was just cute. The clock itself is magnificent, but don't feel the need to see it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The crowds were deep at the clock, and I was expecting something truly amazing, but it really was just cute. The clock itself is magnificent, but don't feel the need to see it when the bell chimes.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Clock interesting any time, but especially on the hour. View of Prague from the top of the tower amazing

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Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

As most of Prague, if you just walk you'll have a thousand things to look and enjoy. There are better hours to enjoy the Astronomical Clock, I don't remember those yet but I think it is it has to be with day light near the sunset time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

gather by the clock and see its spender beautiful clock and unique in its own right, enjoy the hourly show

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

it stands out you can't fail to miss it , very unusual and unique set in the old square, well worth tracking down to see.

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I found the Old Town Hall and the Astronomic Clock fascinating. The clock itself is a historical and engineering masterpiece. It was a great idea to build such a clock. The Old Town Hall is also worth visiting if you have some extra time. The views are very nice.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Was recommended to see the clock strike on the hour. A big crowd gather every hour. It's worth seeing, look out for the skeleton with the bell as I missed him the first time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went to this attraction and wasnt disappointed, around the clock a crowd gathers almost before the bell rings and on the hour as the clock strikes figures move around, the structure of the building is more interesting than the actual clock itself but its a must see if you visit prague

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Go on the hour and watch the little show. There isnt much to the clock itself but we did the free walking tour and got to hear about the history behind it which made it all the more interesting!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

On the hour every hour, the clock tower performs its dainty routine for the viewing public. Best time to catch it is at twelve o'clock. The area does get a tad crowded but it is well worth the effort.

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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