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Astronomical Clock

Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Olomouc
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This giant clock on the face of the town hall replaced the priceless original destroyed during WWII.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The clock is situated in the Prague old town at the main square. It is a very colorful clock tower that shows time and other astronomical phenomena. One can also climb the tower at additional charge and see the city center from above. Always packed with tourists especially on special events when clock shows some additional features.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This clock, hundreds of years old with a Communist make-over in the 50s is six minutes of your life you'll never get back but it's actually worth seeing!

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Amarillo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. Strikes on the hour. Located in a cobblestone square where street performers are plenty and other wonderful sights!

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tel aviv
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In another place and in another time this beautiful tower clock could have been something else. Today it is a solo magnet for tourists. Located in the most crowded place in the Czech, which locals avoid altogether. Go once and also if you must....

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Kiev, Ukraine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Interesting Orloj but when you compare it to Prague Orloj impression weakens. Must see in Olomouc. Recommend

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Albany, Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This clock is used by locals as a gathering place. You should be there before noon to see the chiming of the clock. I'd suggest grabbing a pizza and a beer on the deck of the adjacent restaurant, lowering the umbrella, and watching the clock from there.

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Naples, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

To see the clock in action you must be here at noon. While not as impressive as the astronomical clock in Prague, it should be on your list of sights to see while in Olomouc.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I guess you have to go, but this was even less impressive than Prague's! Quite funny to be waiting with 80 other people to watch it though, and we all stayed the whole time.

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Danmark
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I saw the clock from a distance,the view was from Town Square.It is a miniature from the clock in Prague.But it is very good and also good to see the difference ,but still it is beautyful in its own way..

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Orlová
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Astronomical Clockis dated from 1443. It was repaired a number of times and almost completely destroyed at the end of World War II. In 1995 it was replaced with a new one - Karel Svolinský.

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