Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Lookouts
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Staroměstské Náměstí 1, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
Neighbourhood: 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 modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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Bacberg
Northampton, UK14 contributions
Underwhelming
Nov 2021
Pretty but underwhelming! If you happen to be in the area on the hour, great. Don’t rush over to see to the saints and rooster...
Written 4 December 2021
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geetee53
Lincoln, UK38 contributions
A Must See!
Dec 2021
Take a guided tour and see the underground city - as well as learning about the history of the Town Hall - super guide for us, who brought the building to life. Take the lift to the top of the tower for the best views on the Old Town Square and the city around - then walk back down. The archaeological 'sub-city' has to be seen and there is so much more to excavate.
Written 4 December 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,497 contributions
Cool old clock, funny "show"
Nov 2021
I think it's worth checking out the oldest clock still in operation (according to some websites). It is quite interesting--even though I don't understand really any of it--and it's in a pretty area of Prague.

As for the "show" that occurs each hour (from 9am to 11pm), it's hilariously underwhelming. You should go and watch it for yourself.
Written 3 December 2021
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catherine s
Sidcup, UK21 contributions
Underwhelming
Nov 2021
Apparently the astronomical clock in Prague was voted the world's second most disappointing tourist attraction after the Mona Lisa. And it is. It still draws huge crowds, obviously hoping for something better.

You have to see it though, and feel that disappointment for yourself.
Written 29 November 2021
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dese2
Auburn, NY2,118 contributions
have to see when in town
Sep 2021
The clock is a beautiful work of art. And, on the hour you get a show. Crowds do gather so get your spot early.
It is free for the viewing. Apparently there are some tours but we didn't take one.
Written 20 November 2021
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ronald p
County Londonderry, UK410 contributions
Fine
Nov 2021
It might as well be Rolex for all the interest I have in it but it is a major attraction to many people so I am not the one to judge.
Written 16 November 2021
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David H
Norwich, UK415 contributions
Please read about the clock first to really appreciate it
Oct 2021
A great crowd puller.There is always loads of people waiting to see the clock on every hour,when the appostles appear.If you read the history of the clock and what each part of it represents and does,it makes you appreciate what it does and represnts more.
Written 15 November 2021
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sskroll
Orlando, FL616 contributions
Awesome
Oct 2021
Such a neat thing to see but you have to time your visit on the hour to see the glockenspiel. Great big square from which to watch the show and go inside and see what's there as well.
Written 15 November 2021
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Hamiczech
Ostrava, Czech Republic155 contributions
What to see in Prague
Jun 2021
The astronomical clock on Old Town Square you must certainly visit, if you are in Prague. There is a lot of other sights to see like Tynsky church like from Harry Potter, City hall and more or you can just sit in some of restaurants and watch the crowds.

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Written 14 November 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy376 contributions
The Astronomical Clock
Jan 2021
This town hall is world-famous for its charming Astronomical Clock, one of Prague’s symbols, whose show based on the movement of its characters is much awaited by tourists from all over the world. Don’t miss it!
Written 14 November 2021
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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock is open:
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
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Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €10.19, while a popular guided tour starts around €2.55 per person. See all 145 Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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