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Astronomical Clock

Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Ranked #5 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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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It's a must see! The clock is beautiful from all angles! Although the hourly "show" was not as "excited" as I expected.

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Krnov, Moravskoslezsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well, this astronomical clock is around 500 years old, but was brually rebuilt following the socialist realism art after WWII, If I compare historical photos with actual appearance, I am afraid the "orloj" does not deserve more than 3* - i.e. very average.

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This attraction is a must see in Prague, but you will hear it every hour as it goes through it's quirky routine. It does get crowded but you will be able to see the apostles passing by the small windows and the skeleton and grim reaper tolling the bell and emptying the sands of time. You can climb the tower... More

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A little bit of History has never been bad..this clock is awsome due to the location and to the expectation that creates at every hour. You have to see it !!!

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Beersheba, Israel
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

you might think that instead of the usual "lets destroy it" the communist regime decided "lets make a better one".... and made thier vertion of prague astronomical clock. al the usual suspects of communist propoganda are here: the worker, the farmer, the soldier... al in the so familiar design of the commi style. one of the more interesting sights in... More

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I guess it's not as impressive as the priceless original that was destroyed during WW II, but still a worthwhile place to visit. It is a part of the interesting Town Hall building, which also has an info bureau for tourists and quite often stages various exhibitions. Nearby, the Marian column -dedicated to the victims of a plague epidemic in... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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