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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

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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...more
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Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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12 AT NOON is more happy due to long time ring's ! Especially if the weather is good in combination with coffee or drink around.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed going to see the clock. Only a ten minute walk from our hotel. Arrived twenty to three so had to wait til three to watch.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This clock chimes on the hour. Its the astronomical clock. Lovley to see it on the hour. The 2 doors open at the top, then you see the 2 puppets.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed yesterday

A very ornate clock that identifies the time and astrological signs, mechanical action on the hour, arrive early it gets very busy with tour guides who just stand in your way with no regard to what you are doing. Still worth taking a pic or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Duane F
Reviewed yesterday

I managed to arrive at the clock tower just before the hour and managed to see the clock strike. There were lots of other tourists about though.......even at 9.00am on a February morning. It must be horrendous in the summer. The whole square is surrounded...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andy C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice looking clock however, you can't see it properly due to ignorant tourists invading your personal space by pushing and barging into you whilst you stand there trying to look at it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joeboydy1
Reviewed yesterday

This is a busy location, so go early to avoid the masses. It is a well preserved building and site and has a significant historical context that is well worth reading up on before the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krakow_55
Reviewed yesterday

The setting of the clock is very surreal. Nothing like we have back home in Canada. Set in a square with lots of buildings and restaurants surrounding it They had been fixing the clock so it was covered for a while, so we were lucky...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LYNDA T
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The building and clock is superb architecture. Everyone waited for the hour to arrive to see it do it’s thing. Have to say we were a bit underwhelmed by it but definitely worth a look.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ang1416
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It certainly is quirky but not sure of all the excitement for 30 seconds every hour. I was left with the feeling is that it lol

Date of experience: February 2019
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AbroadandaBeau
December 10, 2018|
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Response from Dream05073134841 | Reviewed this property |
True! There js jo climbimg needed and the elevator is there. But I actually decided to walk up because the line for the elevator was pretty long; and some people deserved my spot more then me (respect for older people) and... More
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salmataghian
November 2, 2018|
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Response from Max M | Reviewed this property |
We bought the tickets from the third floor ticket office and they cost about 8 pounds
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Global545383
September 25, 2018|
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Response from B3582WVsimond | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have checked the website for you and it states a formal ceremony to unveil the click is planned to occur on September 28th, lucky you if that happens as per the plan.
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EoinOK
Munich, Germany
2nd time in Prague, what do most people miss the first time? (8 Replies)
Heading to Prague next week for 2/3 days and looking forward to it as we really liked it last time but we did do almost all the main tourist things the last time we were there such as: Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn, Old Town (Stare Mesto) for drinks etc, Petrin Hill, Lennon Wall, Communist museum and even took a day trip to Kutná Hora (Bone Church / Chapel of all saints) Is...More
June 29, 2014|
Response frompejrimom|
Maybe it was already mentioned, but the Jewish Quarter with the cemetery is worth a visit, too
Dashelter
Orlando, Florida
Family of 4: 1st Timers visiting Prague..Itinerary Help need (3 Replies)
Hello. We are visiting Prague for the 1st time. We are a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids aged 11 & 13). We will have 2 full days in Prague and we are staying in Old Town area. How would you split the time here to visit the following: Church of St. Nicholas Old Royal Palace Wallenstein Palace Gardens (Zahrada Valdstejnskeho palace) Petrin Hill Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) and Catle District Charles Bridge St. Vitus Cathedral (Chram svateho Vita) Old Town Hall and Astronomical...More
July 06, 2014|
Response fromJeffinPrague|
I think your list of sites to see is good. I would split your time and spend the first day on the east side of the river (the Old Town, where your hotel is) and the second day on the west side (Mala Strana and the Castle). Of course, with walks over the Charles Bridge at every possible occasion - you can never get enough of that. When seeing Mala Strana and the Castle, I would recommend taking the tram from your hotel to Ujezd, then taking the funicular railway up Petrin Hill. The kids...More
bhavinimilan
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Route Planning (7 Replies)
We are staying 1 day in praque, seeking to help organize step by step route from Point to point. I am not sure if all can be done in 1 day Old Town (Stare Mesto) ,Charles Bridge ,Prague Castle ,Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock ,Dancing House ,St. Vitus Cathedral ,Na Prikope ,Wenceslas Square, Petrin Hill , Funicular Railway
August 02, 2015|
Response fromtejashombre|
take tram 22 up the hill behind the castle...the rest is downhill..you can cover most of the sites this way