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Old Town Hall (Staroměstská radnice)

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The Royal Route – part one, Republic Square and Celetná Street

Our Royal Route in the tracks of the coronation processions will start in Náměstí republiky (Republic Square). We have chosen this place for a very simple reason. The royal coronation processions were moving out from here so our voyage needs to start here as well. » More »

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History of the Old Town Square

Prague is the Mother of Cities and the Old Town Square is the Prague´s heart. When the tourists see this pictoresque place for the first time they think it is a scene. Staromák as the square is familiarly called is really a remarkable place where the history of the whole country had been written.

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Statues and figures of the Old Town Astronomical Clock

Before the Old Town Astronomical Clock reaches full hour, a great amount of people start to gather in front of it. The reasons why the astronomical clock had become such a popular tour

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ist target are very simple. On the stroke of every full hour a mechanism is activated which sets all the figures of the astronomical clock into motion. » More »

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The unrecognized Old Town Hall

What actually is there behind the Old Town Hall walls? That is a frequent question that will come to you during your walk through Old Town Square (czech: Staroměstské náměstí). We will help you solve this puzzle today and believe that you will be pleasantly surprised. » More »

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The Old Town Astronomical Clock – calendar board

Underneath the astronomical dial of Staroměstský orloj a gorgeous, historically very precious calendar is to be found. Besides the signs of the Zodiac the calendar determines the individual days and months but also the significant church holidays. The calendar contains allegories with pastoral theme. We will explain now how the whole calendar works. » More »

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Old Town Astronomical Clock – the astronomical dial

Understanding all the functions of the Old Town Astronomical Clock(czech: Orloj) is very difficult. With help of its numerous components, indicators and symbols it is not just possible to determine the time but, for instance, also the current Zodiacal sign, positions of the Sun or Moon and many more facts. To help you understand the Old Town astronomical Clock better we will teach you to recognize some of its functions. » More »

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The Old Town Astronomical Clock – what is hidden inside

The Old Town Astronomical Clock works with help of many toothed wheels and little wheels that make the individual devices and appliances move. These parts together create the technical centre of the clock on which its function depends completely. Let´s learn more about this sophisticated system now. » More »

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Legends of the Old Town Astronomical Clock

Legends have always spread, no matter if true or false. The Old Town Astronomical Clock is not an exception – you will find many similar legends related to this place. Whether they are based on reality

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or not we will leave up to you. Let´s reveal the mystery of the Prague Astronomical Clock together. » More »

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Old Town Hall – development of a historical gem

Every day thousands of tourists hurry to see the building which has been the main view point of the square for centuries. Yes, it is the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock. Join us and discover the secret and development of this historical building. » More »

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Old Town Square events – historical events

Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) is a place where numerous events of a great importance for our country´s history  had taken place. Do you know what the crosses in the pavement close to Staroměstská radnice (Old Town Hall) stand for? Let´s learn more about the history of the Hussite period and the Bohemian (Estates) Rebellion. » More »

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