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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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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
+420 775 400 052
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the third try we finally got on the front row to watch the astronomical clock chime. Got to see those 12 disciples move around. Be sure and get there a few minutes before the top of the hour so you can find a place...More

Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented and apt here and absolutely loved it. Didn't mind the noise of crowds all day long. People gather every hour for the astronomical clock . Lots of entertainment from musicians and others. It's a lovely place to hang out. Must, while in Prague

Thank foodie1440
Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately, during our visit, the clock was covered with scaffolding and netting as the building is under repair

Thank Karen M
Reviewed yesterday

It is impossible to walk past the clock as the hour approaches; with a heaving crowd holding up cameras and other devices filling the space between clock tower and the pavement. restaurant. When it mark the hour it was a bit of an anticlimax -...More

Thank John_and_Gwyn
Reviewed yesterday

I dont actually think this can really be classified as an "attraction". The are was flooded with people (August!) so it of course was also really hot just being there standing in the crowd waiting for the thing. The clock in itself is interesting to...More

Thank stormdesign
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful City to spend some time wandering round. Very busy. Dissappointed that the clock tower was covered up due to repair work

Thank Rose B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is really cool and I'm sure a guided tour would help us understand the clock better. At the time the tower is covered in scaffolding but the clock is still visible and it is still a great place to go at night.

Thank shelleywatson
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The show which takes place every hour is a disspointment. Just a bunch of old dolls moving for a few seconds. I guess you can't be in Prague and not go there but don't expect much. The most impressive thing is that it's still world...More

Thank Yuval D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing to see, that this old mechanism is still working. Go closer in the afternoon where there is less people. Clock is "playing " each hour.

Thank NYP1714
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would stop by just to see the clock nothing else. there is a nice museum near the clock and restaurants

Thank Kirshenbaom
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
7 April 2017|
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Response from HichamGM | Reviewed this property |
yes it increased