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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  • I would plan my trip on being there when the clock hit 12. As there are so many people near the clock you may not want to stay long. But well worth the trip.  more »
  • A wonderful place, full of history. The building with the clock was covered in scaffold but the clock was still on display!  more »
  • What a work of art, and to think that that is already so old, every hour you see the Apostles briefly outside looking on the Windows
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  • Astronomical clock.. I'm amazed! It was built in 4. Century, the position of Sun and the Moon on clock, showing the time of sunrise and sunset..... Highly recommended!
  • Awesome 400+ year old clock. The craftsmanship is amazing. Make sure you wait for it to go off on the hour! Amazing automation considering the age of it.
  • Nice square with lots of tourists. When you are in Prague, you have to just see it, the architecture is beautiful. Choose the right time of the day for visit to limit the crowds. Check the buildings, not the thing they offer in those stands.
  • Probably the most beautiful medieval watch in the world. Have to see it live! Very impressive!
  • One of the most interesting place of Praga. Its art and science together. Very nice monument. Always busy place...

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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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