Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock5234 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic, Prague
- Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +420-236002629
- Ticket Price: 110 CZK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Square, Tower, Architecture , Streets
The Old Town Hall Tower and Astronomical Clock stands in the city of Prague right from 15th century. It is said to be one of the most important and charming buildings in Prague. You can even climb up to the top of the tower and enjoy a picturesque view with a minimal fee. The architecture of the Old Town Hall Tower is in Gothic style. The astronomical clock is the third oldest clock in the world and is still working. To fully take in and understand the clock's intricate work, you should become a part of the crowd that stands in front of the tower and watch the procession of the Twelve Apostles. As soon as it strikes a new hour, every hour, a small trap door makes way and Christ walks out ahead of his disciples, while the figurative skeleton of death tolls the bell to a reluctant statue of a Turk.
Josef Manes added another striking feature here. You can find it right below the Astronomical Clock which has 12 medallions with the signs of the zodiac.
There are other reasons also that make the Old Town Hall Tower, one of the most striking buildings in Prague. It was built in the year 1338 and when you go inside, you can find a staircase as well as an elevator. From top you can enjoy views of the Old Town square as well as the old town.
Entrance Ticket Details For Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock
- 110 czk: Adults
- 70 czk: Students
- 30 czk: Children
Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock Hours
- Old Town Hall: Mon 11:00am - 6:00pm; Tue - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Old Town Hall Tower: Mon 11:00am - 10:00pm; Tue-Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm
- Tourist Information Office: Daily 9:00am - 7:00pm
How to Reach Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock
- Metro station: Staromestska (line A)
- Tram stop: Staromestska (trams 17, 18)
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34.94% of people who visit Prague include Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock in their plan
5 PM - 6 PM
25% of people start their Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock visit around 5 PM - 6 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock
58.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach Old Town Sqaure Hall And Astronomical Clock
A medieval tower clock mounted on the south wall of the tower of the Old Town Hall on Old Town Square in Prague. They are the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest that still work 🙂 Under the astronomical dial is a calendar dial, which allows you to determine the day and month of the calendar year, day of the week, non-working days, as well as the constant holidays of the Christian calendar. Sculptural figures are also located on its sides.
This is one of the most famous sights of the Golden Prague. The clock was first installed in 1410, witch makes it the oldest functional astronomical clock in the world. The whole building is astonishing but "The Walk of the Apostles" makes it even better. "The Walk of the Apostles" is a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures. For some of you the only problem will be that the show is too famous resulting in a huge wave of people coming to the place every hour.
Def worth checking the world's third oldest clock. You will see it as you pass by the square. Lots of nice restaurants around it too. I'd suggest sitting in the restaurant facing it directly and to try to get one of the tables with the view of it. Personally I enjoyed the clock at night;less sun, less crowd. And make sure to be there as it strikes the hour.
Its genius! A fascinating masterpiece - it's not just clock but a calendar and even more. Highly recommended. I would encourage the visitors to understand its components and think how brilliantly it was designed centuries ago. Situated around the old town square, it's lively throughout the day.
It is very busy however you would expect that from such a beautiful artifact. Large square to walk, with restaurants and cafes around the clock. For those who dont like to walk, there are electric lime scooters you can rent for an hour which save your legs but give you the same experience. For those who like to walk, this is a beautiful location to have long strolls on the historical pebble streets whilst enjoying the whether all at once