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.
Prague Astronomical Clock reviews
Yep, it’s a beautiful bit of engineering. This will be busy with tour groups, so expect to wait for the best photo opportunity. more »
At this time of COVID-19 restrictions, the tower is closed to tourists but you can still see the astronomical clock at the Square and enjoy the surroundings, because there are almost no tourists.Be... more »
This old and interesting building is well preserved and well presented. The actual movement of the chime is quaint but not that exciting to be honest despite the large crowds that form on the hour each time. A visit inside is definitely worth it though to experience the beautifully designed and constructed elevator and staircase to the top of the viewing tower. The 360° view is perfect for seeing the density and shape of the city, especially the extremely large number of spires!
Buy your ticket online for a quick discount and to skip the line. Highly recommend the included tour (separate registration at the desk required) through the Chapel, Chambers, and underground - lots of great historical context, densely packed. Our guide Peter spoke an impressive four languages. Note that your tickets each allow two entries to the tower, valid over a three-day period. So both the daytime and nighttime panoramic views!
Plan your trip to Prague
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Hidden gems in Prague
See all ›
Side trips from Prague
Nearby attractions in Prague
Trips to Prague Astronomical Clock by other users
60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Czech Republic & Austria BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 40 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium