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Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

Installed in 1410, this magical landmark works still to this day. Full review →

68

Atlas Obscura

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.  Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

This is a center of Prague life for tourists and locals alike. Full review →

1

Frommer's 33

Crowds congregate in front of Old Town Hall's Astronomical Clock (Orloj) to watch the glockenspiel spectacle that occurs hourly from 8am to 8pm. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A hotchpotch of medieval buildings acquired piecemeal over the centuries, presided over by a tall Gothic tower with a splendid Astronomical Clock. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 55

A powerful symbol of the magic of Prague, the clock represents the passing of time and life. Full review →

When the hour strikes, Christ appears with the twelve apostles, Death, the Turk, the Jew and Vanity.
61

The Telegraph

A focal point of the Staré Město district, as it’s known in Czech, the Astronomical Clock has chimed since 1410, testament to the avant-garde thinking that’s always held sway here. Full review →

9

Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Established in 1338, the Old Town Hall was cobbled together over the centuries out of several adjoining houses. Full review →

Look out for the Old Town coat of arms, adopted by the whole city after 1784, which adorns the front of the Old Council Hall.

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