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Prague Astronomical Clock

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"At the top of every hour, the Astronomical Clock does a little performance that's worth seeing (once). It is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world and features an intricate mechanism with moving statues and decorative details. To climb to the top, you will need a ticket which costs 300CZK (at the time of writing). The ticket office is located on the ground floor of the building – entrance through the glass door. A single ticket to the Old Town Hall entitles you to enter the Chapel of the Virgin Mary, the historical halls, the Romanesque-Gothic underground and the town hall tower. Alternatively, there are also guided tours. The opening times for when you go are as follows: Mon 11.00 – 20.00 Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 09.00 – 20.00. "
"The Prague Astronomical Clock is decorating the facade of the Old Town Hall since 1410. A special stone annex was built for it on the south side of the town hall tower, in which the entire mechanical system was stored. The clock is made up of several parts – in addition to the astronomical and calendar plate, it is equipped with a mechanism of twelve apostles who appear in two small windows every hour (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.). During the parade of the apostles, other figures on the sides of the clock also come to life with mechanical movement – Death rings the bell, turns the hourglass and indicates to the Turk standing next to him that his time is up. He shakes his head dismissively. "
"It is the most famous medieval clock in the world and is one of the main attractions of Prague. It is located on the facade of the Town Hall building and is famous for its mechanism which, on the stroke of every hour, allows the figures representing the 12 apostles to move. 👣How to get there: reachable on foot from old town square (100m, 2min). Metro stop:Staroměstská ,Line A. 🎟️Ticket cost: The show is free, if you want to visit the building inside:full price 250Kč (10,10€)-reduced price 150Kc (6,10€)."

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