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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 775 400 052
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Prague City Walking Tour: Includes Admission to the Astronomical Clock Tower
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Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
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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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Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
+420 775 400 052
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Reviewed yesterday

Cant say that we have seen anything like it. The detail, the history and the motion of the elements is charming. While the area is packed, and a good target for pickpockets, the experience is absolutely worth catching. I imagine during warmer weather this gets...More

Thank Craig O
Reviewed 2 days ago

The clock in the old town square is a work of art. The mechanical system and the complexity of the clock is admirable The show of the puppets is the least interesting part.

Thank Moshi8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I was there in June the clock itself was visible, but the rest of it is surrounded by scaffolding.

Thank Eva J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The clock is a something that you must see when in Prague. Recommend, however, that you have a guide or someone to explain the history and workings of the clock and its designer. To truly appreciate this marvel, the story is as important as the...More

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Prague in march 2015 and found the town square to be a hub of activity with bars restaurants shops etc all within easy reach. Fascinating old buildings and artifacts to be found everywhere, with history and culture oozing out of every corner. Well worth...More

Thank cols1963
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some complain it isn't as spectacular enough, "some" need to appreciate that this clock is almost 600 years old! It's a spectacular piece of history just off the beautiful Prague square.

Thank GalwayRoisinM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the face of it this clock is somewhat disappointing however listen to a guide tell its history and explain why time by Sun rise and sunset rather than the hour was so important and the clock really does come to life on the hour.

Thank Peter_wiwi
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing site, clock strikes on the hour and attracts a crowd so get there a little early. Disciples appear from behind doors, either side of the clock figures move- one of which is death which rings a bell whilst the others (vanity, lust and ?...More

Thank Dolores H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited at the end of June and renovation works were taking place on the astronomical clock. However, you could still see the clock itself through all the construction. It was interesting to learn the historical facts about the clock and to learn what each of...More

Thank Paige F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came into the square at the top of the hour so it was PACKED around the clock. Renovation aside, it is a beautiful clock and worth the visit along with the entire square. We had no problems but do be aware of thieves. Good...More

Thank Andrew A
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods 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
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30 April 2017|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to add - you view the clock and its movement from the outside plaza.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Helsbels123456 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the answer to your question we were expecting a lot so maybe due to the work that is going on it is not full working.
Khairul R
8 April 2017|
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Response from HichamGM | Reviewed this property |
yes it increased