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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420775400052
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Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Old Town Hall is one of the most significant monuments in the Czech...

The Old Town Hall is one of the most significant monuments in the Czech Republic. It was established in 1338 as the administrative seat for Prague's Old Town. Now, it is mainly used for the ceremonial purposes of the capital city, Prague. The historical town hall consists of a set of five medieval houses, the corner of which is adorned with a historical astronomical clock, a gothic oriel window and a massive rectangular tower. The lookout gallery on the town hall tower offers the most beautiful view of Prague. A tour of the historical halls in the Old Town Hall is a unique experience. The expensively decorated rooms date from various periods and are examples of the remarkable development of the town hall complex. The guided tours in various languages are organised in half-hourly intervals.

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This a marvellous timepiece and worth getting to just before each hour strikes for the mechanical performance. It can be very crowded. You will get the best view in the morning... read more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The town square is touristic but nice. The astronomical clock, however, does not live up to its hype. At all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This a marvellous timepiece and worth getting to just before each hour strikes for the mechanical performance. It can be very crowded. You will get the best view in the morning when the clock face/s are lit up by the sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't blink, you'll miss everything and we were there at 12 noon. Be sure and stand a little ways back - you'll be able to see the figures move better. Fun, but not the Glockenspeil in Munich!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Buzzy area , packed with tourists day and night. Sip wine and cappuccinos in one of the cafes in the square and you will surprised by two or three weddings in the old church nearby. Try eat local fare ie goulash and dumplings and will check weight after the holidays

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is obviously one of the jewels in Prague's tourist crown. It's quite nice, the view is spectacular, but my goodness are there a lot of tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The clock is fascinating - the hourly chime less so. Enjoyed learning of the history behind the clock - if you're fascinated by clocks, visit the tower of the church by the castle. You can't miss where the clock is - at the hour, thongs of tourists stand and point at it. Beware of pick-pockets - we saw several opportunists... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Old Town Square is very beautiful and has so much atmosphere, particularly at night when it takes on a fairyland look. However the astronomical clock was a real tourist magnet and, having stood amongst the huge crowd to watch the display, I wasn't the only person who exclaimed with disappointment "is that it?".

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Old Town Hall was a stunning building with lots of activity going on around it. We patiently waited for the astronomical clock to strike on the hour. When it did we were both underwhelmed by the sight. Somehow we had expected a much more dramatic display. The group of trumpeters who performed in costume at the foot of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from the top of the tower were amazing, probably the best in Prague. The clock striking was very interesting, but there early as the crowds are incredible.

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Enclave in the Old Square. This is a marvelous piece of engineering. Beautiful during the day and at night. Many restaurants and shop around. A must see during your tourist visit to Prague.

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