Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague

The square surrounding Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the most crowded spots in all of Prague, attracting tourists eager to synchronize their watches with one of the world's oldest timepieces. The town hall, founded here in the 1330s, houses the old town's main tourist office and has art exhibits on its first two floors. You can take a guided tour of the building to see its council chamber and assembly room, noted for containing exquisite mosaics from the 1930s. Be sure to climb the building's Gothic tower to see the inner workings of the famous astronomical clock, considered one of medieval Europe's major technical achievements. The clock's decorative figures put on a lively show on the hour, so time your visit if possible. Discover how to plan a Prague trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • We bought tickets to go the top of the tower. Not to steep- slopes used not steps. But lift available. Once at the top it was a beautiful view! The exhibits and guided tour would be highly recommended...  more »
  • While walking through the square we stopped here to go to the top of the clock tower. A must do if you're here, you can take the elevator or steps. Pay for the full ticket and tour the building which ...  more »
  • Very crowded because one of the main attractions of the old town. I highly recommend going there.
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  • This old clock is a rare working example of a complex timepiece that can still tell time with multiple time scales. The face of the clock is complex in it's detail. Take a look closely and you will find references to father time and death. One drawback is the clock's popularity with tourists waiting for when the clock plays it tunes. It does get pretty crouded with people so arrive early before the hour to enjoy a closer view.
  • The clock is under repair but you should definitely climb the tower. There is an elevator, but what fun is that? The climb is via a series of inclined ramps that are easy to walk. The view from the top is incomparable. Great photo opportunities.
  • The square is very lively, there are lots of performers and tourists walking around. It has a lot to offers and with Charles Bridge nearby, it is the perfect place to spend hours on. There are many restaurants and shops surrounding the area, too. Too bad the clock itself is currently closed for renovations until approximately 2020. They said when the clock was still functional, every hour even more tourists flock the area.
  • Careful, you'll miss this. Walking through the very walk able city, through the squares and looking for glimpses of shade, this will be on top of you. If it were not for the other 20 people looking up like cranes and camera in their hands, we'd missed it. No signs or indications other than that. It is high, maybe 4 or 5 floors up, so the pictures you take will be the best view of it.
  • Currently under renovation so we couldn’t view it. There are some decent educational pieces surrounding the structure but it is currently an eye sore in the historic Old Town Square. Will have to come back to see it another time.
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