Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock
(Czech: Staroměstská radnice a Orloj)
Top 2 of 162 things to do in Prague
The Old Town Hall is one of the most significant monuments in the Czech Republic. It was established in 1338 as the administrative seat for Prague's Old Town. It is located in Old Town Square.
The horologe (Prague astronomical clock) is the most famous feature of the Town Hall, first built in the 1400s.
The top 3 reasons why tourists should add this iconic spot to their itinerary:
Historical Significance: The Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock is a symbol of Prague's rich history and architectural heritage. Dating back to the 14th century, the building served as the seat of the city's government, and the astronomical clock was added in the 15th century. Visitors can take a tour of the building's historic halls and chambers, including the Gothic chapel and the medieval prison.
Fascinating Clock: The astronomical clock is one of the most fascinating and intricate timepieces in the world, with its unique combination of medieval engineering and artistic design. Visitors can watch the clock's hourly display, which includes the procession of the Twelve Apostles, as well as the astronomical and calendar dials.
Panoramic View: Visitors can climb the tower of the Old Town Hall for a spectacular panoramic view of Prague's Old Town Square and the surrounding city. The tower offers a bird's-eye view of the city's historic landmarks, including the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
Old Town, Staroměstské Náměstí 1/3, Prague
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours