Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague

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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. You can plan Prague trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The astronomical clock is nice but don’t feel like you have to see it on the hour. The movement isn’t that outstanding. The highlight is going up in the tower for the views. You can pay for the... 
    The astronomical clock is nice but don’t feel like you have to see it on the hour. The movement isn’t that outstanding. The highlight is going up in the tower for the views. You can pay for the...  more »
  • Worth going up on tower and enjoy panoramic view from top. Sitting by the clock outdoor cafe is also mesmerizing. 
    Worth going up on tower and enjoy panoramic view from top. Sitting by the clock outdoor cafe is also mesmerizing.  more »
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  • This review is only for the workers here, as I couldn't go up to the tower. People so, so rude. There was a system error so you could only buy with cash. They clearly told me there was no problem at all with cash. So I go to withdraw cash to the bank (not a single one close) and when I came back, another worker told me that that was false, I can't buy with cash now. What happened between those exact 20 minutes? Who knows. Maybe they didn't feel like working at all and wanted to go home early (this was 17:30 by the way). Not a single sorry for lying to your face. Nothing. Just a "fork you", we don't care. Update: up to 3 stars, because the views deserve better rating, the rest still applies. It's perfect at sunset, so you can view the area by day and night if you wait. The rooftops at sunset are great to look at. But you get pretty much the same (plus the bridge itself) views facing the Castle from Charles Bridge and surroundings. You don't gain anything extra from the height though.
  • A place with so much history and mystery... obligatory stop in this city

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