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“Amazing clock”

Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This is one atraction that is impossible to miss: it is right there in the middle of Prague's old town, and even if you do not see it (quite a task!) you will notice the crowd waiting for the hourly "show", this things clocks do on the hour.

But the sheer complexity of the astronomical clock, with its colorful displays that border on kitsch, is the real atraction here. And then you may just walk around or go to one of the many cafés and restaurants.

Thank R_TheReader
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

To put it very simply and cut the long story short, if you are in Prague and you do NOT visit the Old Town Hall with its world-renowned Astronomical Clock, well, you don't have the slightest idea of what you missed and may God have mercy on your soul ! :-) Seriously, this is one of the very top sightseeings in Prague (Praha) / CZ !!! The other one top sightseeing will then be, the also famous, Charles Bridge and you can always have a look at my 1000000% trust-worthy Review of the Bridge. Whilst you will be looking upwards to see the Astronomical Clock, which is attached to the Old Town Hall itself, have a small eye around for any pick-pocketers springing into (illegal) actions. Of course, as the area is being supervised by Police, the above does not usually represent a serious threat to your wealth. And do NOT leave your Camera "at home", you will regret that!

17  Thank Kirkos P
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Go both during the day and at night. The restaurants are great, and every hour on the dot, a little surprise from the astronomical clock!

Thank Sinemsinem6
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great place to people watch. There are lots of people in front of the clock on the hour to watch it do its thing. Afterwards, people gravitate to the center of the square to watch the street performers.

Thank Smarkow314
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Read about the clock or get someone to explain it to you and then watch at the top of the hour. Don't set your expectations too high and be ready for thick crowds who'll be watching along with you.

It's certainly an engineering marvel but if you're looking for a show at the top of the hour, prepare to be disappointed.

Thank Jonathan Y
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