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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

Open today: 09:00 - 22:00
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Staromestske Namesti 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Staré Město (Old Town)
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a quick hop stop. Wait at the hour in front of clock to see the event. Inside not a massive amount to view but enough for quick stop. Great photos to be taken here.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was a lovely experience to see the clock in action we waiting till it struck on the hour it was a popular sightseeing place and had always crowds of people taking pictures and videos of it

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 120Janet
Reviewed today

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
Thank melanielivesey84
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
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AbroadandaBeau
10 December 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
3 November 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
25 September 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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