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Address: Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00 , Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 775 400 052
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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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When you enter the Old Square your breath is taken away by the elegant beauty of the area and its crowning glory is the stunning clock. There are many tourists here, especially on... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you enter the Old Square your breath is taken away by the elegant beauty of the area and its crowning glory is the stunning clock. There are many tourists here, especially on the hour when the doors above the clock open and the figures show themselves through the spaces as the clock strikes. To think that this has been... More 

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It's a brief show but wonderful to see - especially considering the age of the clock. If you go on one of the walking tours you will find out more about its fascinating history.

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Beautiful example of an astrological clock. A performance occurs on the hour with chimes and dancing figurines. The tower provides a fabulous view of the city.

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When in Prague, you will stumble across the astronomical clock location at the square in old town. It is a beautiful clock and crowds gather about 10 minutes before the hour to watch the clock in action when it starts ringing on the hour. It is really cool. Take lots of pictures or film it and you have a nice... More 

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Located right in the square, lots of places to dine right near with outdoor seating...not exactly ideal for those cold months but hey...it's a great view of the clock

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We joined an English tour of the old town hall. Very interesting and informative. We were able to view the astronomical clock from the inside, viewed the dungeons, learn a great deal about the rich history. The astronomical clock does fall short on expectation. Though given the period in which is was developed you have admire in entirety.

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Everyone should visit Prague...if not for the food, hospitality - the buildings and architecture are just breathtaking.

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If you're in Prague, then this site is one of the "must-sees ". The children in the crowd seemed quite impressed with what happens when the clock chimes on certain hours but I've seen better, more elaborate mechanical clock numbers in the US and in Japan. Overall I would say it's not a comfortable wait, my friend had to save... More 

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Keeping in mind the age in which the clock was built, it truly is amazing. Be sure to catch the "show"!

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The crowds stop and watch the clock doors open and figures moving. Every half hour. Sometimes there are local tour guides to explain the history of the clock

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