Behold the Astronomical Clock – One of Prague’s Finest Monuments

Posted on 11th March 2012 by

Set in the bustling Old Town region of Prague, the Astronomical Clock is one of the the most famous and well-visited monuments in the entire city. An intricate masterpiece located on the Town Hall’s Gothic Tower, the clock was initially built in the 15th century and has since become an iconic work of art.

On the stroke of every hour between 9am and 9pm, large crowds gather around the Astronomical Clock to witness a short show. The 12 apostles appear after the bell is rung, followed by the figures of a Turk, a Skeleton, a Miser and Vanity. In order to get the best viewing angle you can, be sure to arrive in advance of each hourly showing.

After you’ve enjoyed what the Astronomical Tower has to offer, why not explore the Old Town Square’s shops and cafés? You can even climb up to the top of the Old Town Hall if you wish, which offers an excellent vantage point over the square below.

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