Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Lookouts
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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 hourly intervals.
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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trekker27nyc
London, UK77 contributions
Nov 2021
There is a 50% discount on admission - every day for the first hour after opening. Anytime after the first hour, there is also a 10% discount on admission when buying an eTicket online. Would highly recommend taking the guided tour, which is available only during certain times so check the schedule. Tours are available in multiple languages and registration is required at the ticket office. The cost of the guided tour is included with your purchased ticket.
Written December 29, 2021
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DuncanTCH
Rensselaer, NY732 contributions
Aug 2022
The old town hall with astronomical clock is right off the main square in old Prague and it’s definitely worth a quick stop to watch. The clock itself is beautiful to look at and tells all sorts of stories as well as time (astronomical information for example). It really is a marvel of engineering. Time your visit well and on the hour various puppets surrounding the clock move in syncronized fashion. It’s a real treat!
Written November 11, 2022
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Abdulla H
St. Catharines, Canada86 contributions
Oct 2021
One can reach Old Town Clock by taxi, bus or metro. It is a very exciting place for visitors. There are 2-horses coach which can take around for US $10/- minimum.

At this place one can get a tour bus which can take to one's destination for a meager cost. Lookout for persons with red umbrella and red shirt. Buy tickets for the bus tour from him/her and you go. That simple. No need to search for the office.

At the same Square, there is a church and old clock. People gather at every hour to listen the chime of the clock.

There are ice cream parlours and Czech restaurants nearby. When in Prague, or Praha, Old Town Square is a must visit.
Written July 25, 2022
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GMG
Marbella, Spain68 contributions
Oct 2021
It looks much better that what actually is...

The building, towel, astrological clock are beautyfull and nice to visit, especially from outside. Every hour they have a little short show in the astrological clock that can be admired from the street (easy to find from where, as it will be full of people).

When you get inside and want to visit the top of the towel, it´s a bit expensive for what it is. You get to the 3rd floor to get the tickets, and from there you can access to the top. But be aware that once you have bought the ticket, they asked you pay extra if you want to use the lift, otherwise you will have to walk around 6-7 floors up... and then down, so you have to be carefull if you are visiting with children, elderly people or disable.

Up in the top, the view is obviously amazing and beautyfull, but that´s all.. you actually pay to have the picture taken with the city and the main buildings in the backgrounds.. once you have the pictures taken, that´s all done.

With the ticket you can also visit the interior of the main rooms and the background of the clock.
Written October 28, 2021
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Victoria B
Bedworth, UK81 contributions
Jul 2019
It really is a beautiful part of Prague but be prepared for the fact that everyone else thinks so too and thus the entire area is packed for most of the day. The side streets can be quite small and cramped and there are lots of over priced places to eat and attract the tourists.
All that aside it is well worth a visit just to see the beautiful architecture and the history of Prague. Go early when it is quieter and you can move more freely... I would also suggest avoiding weekends if you can as it does attract the stag and hen dos.
Written March 1, 2020
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clare323
Surrey, UK46 contributions
Mar 2020
This clock gets a lot of tourists every time it chimes as all of the big groups base their tours around it. There are quite a few bars surrounding the square so you car see and hear it while enjoying a drink or 2 (or more :)) - just be prepared for the price of the drinks. The clock itself is good to see once - all of the moving pieces are interesting and surprising it still works but you don't have to see it everyday.
Written October 22, 2020
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mollywoodsxxx
Manchester, UK18 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I would definitely recommend viewing the clock at the hour mark. I would also recommend paying admission to go into the tower and go up to the top because the views were impeccable. However, you don’t need to pay extra for the lift as the walk up is really not bad (it’s mostly ramp and not stairs). Absolutely stunning building in a gorgeous city.
Written September 8, 2022
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Ethan Cox
Lincoln, UK3 contributions
Mar 2019
The place has a nice nice atmosphere, I was there in January '19 and it was still very busy so I imagine at warmer times it could be chaos. It was however, delightful. It was cold and snowing and we ate outdoors by the the cosy fire pits in a fairly affordable restaurant. People watching is great to do here.

Be wary of people trying to sell you tat of course, we had an artist try to sell us a silhouette image. A nice guy but if you find these encounters awkward (which it was) just be aware. Overall it was a great experience and my favourite thing to do in Prague is simply explore.
Written February 11, 2020
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AlwaysForever
Pennsylvania, Usa351 contributions
Aug 2022
To really understand the clock, it is best to have a guide to explain what to watch for and the meaning of the various events. It is quite interesting with the many things the clock displays especially considering the age of the movements. Gets very crowded around the clock close to the time of the show.
Written August 15, 2022
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Yosi
Santa Clarita, CA224 contributions
Oct 2022
The place is like a dream, (like most of the old town halls in Europe).
My only concern for this place were the city bus tours companies. there was a huge line for the gray line bus, and right behind it was a dinky little bus, but no waiting line, however the gray-line host were extremely aggressive by trying to steer us into their line, and i kept telling them, I am going to the bus company where there is no wait and they keep insisting and giving us bad reviews about the other company, right up the front door of the Bus, where this poor woman was silent and very shy.
I have a thing for the under dog, but this experience almost took the good vibe of the day.
Furthermore, we so much traffic, i suggest local transportation, like the subway or Trams
Written October 30, 2022
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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock (Prague) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock is open:
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $17.92, while a popular guided tour starts around $3.15 per person. See all 149 Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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