Hotels in Astronomical Clock - Best hotel rooms with real hotel guest reviews in Astronomical Clock

 
 
Recently booked in Prague
  • Hotel Residence Mala Strana
  • Hotel Modrá Ruže
  • Hotel Oya
  • Hotel Aron
  • Friday Hotel
  • EA Hotel Sonáta
  • Hotel Ariston & Ariston Patio
  • Hotel U Zlateho Stromu
  • Hotel Otakar
  • EA Hotel Downtown
  • Hotel Questenberk
  • Holiday Inn Prague Airport
  • Chopin Hotel Prague City
  • Spalena Apartments
  • Design Hotel Neruda
  • Na Zamecku Hotel
  • Unitas Hotel
  • Design Metropol Hotel Prague
  • Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague
  • EA Hotel Jasmín
  • Hotel Hoffmeister
  • pentahotel Prague
  • Hotel U Divadla
  • Residence La Fenice
  • TOP Hotel Ambassador-Zlata Husa
  • Hotel Orion
  • Hotel Hastal Prague Old Town
  • Amigo City Centre Hotel
  • Jurys Inn Prague
  • Hotel Aramis
Show all 706 accommodations near Astronomical Clock
Our favorite hotels near Astronomical Clock
 
[Find hotels on the map] Show hotels on the map

In Prague, in the Old Quarter, on the Staroměstka radnice (Old Town Hall), is a clock of a different stroke. It has two clock faces and is the center of admiration when the hour strikes. People gather to watch the clocks shift into gear. Death tips his hourglass and pulls a chord to ring the bell. A window opens and the Twelve Apostles march out. A rooster crows, the hour rings and the immediate show is over.

This is an Astronomical Clock. It is one of Prague’s treasures. Built in 1410, it works on a Medieval concept of time. Perhaps, I should say times. There is the clock face running on Bohemian time with its gold Gothic numbers emblazoned against a black backdrop. It provides sunset and sunrise time with the arching lines and traveling spheres. The big hand is a golden sun. The little hand is a moon that spins slowly in circles to the different stages. Beside this face, the Modern Clock is quite dowdy. It only has 24 numeral numbers. The XII at top indicating noon; the XII at the clock’s bottom is midnight. To further enliven the somewhat cluttered timepieces, there are four statues symbolizing vices – Hedonism, Greed and Vanity and the passage of time - Death.

Frequently visited destinations in Czech Republic
More destinations within Czech Republic
Top destinations around the world
Show me more destinations...
Easytobook.com has an average review score of 4.7 out of 5 based on 4.518 reviews.

Please provide this reference number to our customer service center representative on request, so we can help you better