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Astronomical Clock
Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Ranked #4 in Prague things to do
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Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
+420 236 002 629
http://www.staromestskaradnicepraha.cz/
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The Old Town Hall in Prague, is one of the city's most noteworthy monuments. It is located in Old Town Square. It's shut until Jan 2018 for a refurb, but definitely worth a visit ... Read more
to the viewing platform if you can get in after.

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Vancouver

Beautiful gilded clock in the center of Prague, good meeting point and good for knowing the time.

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Columbia

Very nice to visit. The clock still rings at the top of the hour, every hour, and draws a huge crowd.

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Rancho Cucamonga

A must-see when coming to Prague! It is an intricate and historical piece of Prague. It puts on a show, which I did not feel was worth the wait or the crowd.

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Los Angeles

Overall, this is a great piece of history.
When you check out Old Town Square, you will see most people waiting around for the hourly show.

Time: Less than 2 hours.
As my walking tour guide mentioned, it is great to turn your back to the clock and watch people's expression and they watch the show expecting some great ending....
Wait that would ruin the show.

So, go check it out. You are in Old town square, so time your visit to the showtime and enjoy.
It has been working for over 400 years. Sure not everything is original but after 400 years, it is still working.
Pro tip: Watch out for pick pockets. They love tourists.

Overall, most underwhelming tourist attraction to check out

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Manchester

The Old Town Hall in Prague, is one of the city's most noteworthy monuments. It is located in Old Town Square. It's shut until Jan 2018 for a refurb, but definitely worth a visit to the viewing platform if you can get in after.

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Lincoln

Simply stunning! The gold on the clock takes my breath away. It is very busy as this is a very popular tourist spot, so try to go early to fully submerge yourself!

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New Orleans

But your tickets online to skip the wait and climb up to the top of the astronomical clock for a beautiful view of Prague!

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Ottawa

Not going to claim that I really understand what's happening, but still cool to look at! Check it out on the turning of the hour for extra fun

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Zadar

On every full hour the 12 apostles are shown, and it is actually very nice show.

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Singapore

Love the culture and story behind the astronomical clock! Keep a lookout when the clock rings every hour

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Singapore

Watch the Parade of the Apostles at the Prague Astronomical Clock every hour on the hour. The skeletion rings a bell, the doors above open and the 12 Apostles make their appearance. Then a cock crows and the bell chimes the hour. Take time to read about the parts of the clock to appreciate this medieval wonder.

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Klang

The Prague astronomical clock, or Prague orloj, is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world aand the oldest one still working.

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Glasgow

Found in the Old Town Square, the hourly displays of the Astronomical Clock can draw daunting crowds. However it is worth seeing at least once while you are in town given the age and remarkable good health of this renowned time-piece. You can also climb the tower for a small fee which gives you good views across the Old Town. Just make sure you don't go up on the hour otherwise you will miss the main display.

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Katrineholm

The astronomical clock in Prague is truly a marvel. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating.

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Columbus

A beautiful clock, that provides a lot of accurate information, including the current time (24h), ancient Czech time, star time, and a lot more. Take a stroll around Old Town and you're almost guaranteed to see the clock, and allowed to climb up the clock tower.

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Merriam

A must see sight. Plan ahead and see this at the top of the hour to see the clock in motion. Be prepared for a crowd.

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New Brunswick

Very cool landmark! It's very fascinating to learn about the works of this clock because it's multi-functional and for it to be created at such an early time, it makes it even more awe-strucking.

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The San Francisco Bay Area

If your visiting Prague 1(the intercity zone) then this tower is a must-see. There is a small fee to climb to the top of the tower(70 Czech Koruna) but do bring a student ID for a small discount. If you love feeling like a true Disney princess(Repunzel) then climb away to the top of the tower(or take an elevator) and see the most magical view of the historic city.

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Brno

This clock you MUST see. They are located on Old town and people from all over the word coming to see the every-hour performance. For me those clock are one of best things you can see in Czech republic.

The legend say that when Mistr Hanus who constructed this clock finished, alderman send man to his house who took out his eyes. They just didn't want him to build another clock in another city.

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San Francisco

A giant, impressively intricate, clock off to the side of old town square. It's insanely beautiful, and a wonder of ingenuity.

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Aliases: Pražský orloj, Orloj clock Prague, Prague Astronomical Clock

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