L'Orologio astronomico di Praga (in ceco Staroměstský Orloj, "orologio della Città Vecchia"), è un monumento scientifico del periodo medioevale, situato nella capitale della Repubblica Ceca. L'orologio è montato sul lato sud del municipio della Città Vecchia, nella Piazza della Città Vecchia ed è una delle più importanti attrazioni turistiche della città.
Il meccanismo è composto da tre elementi principali: il quadrante astronomico, sul quale, oltre all'ora, sono rappresentate le posizioni in cielo del Sole e della Luna, insieme ad altre informazioni astronomiche; il "Corteo degli Apostoli", un meccanismo che, allo scoccare di ogni ora, mette in movimento delle figure rappresentanti i 12 Apostoli; e un quadrante inferiore composto da 12 medaglioni raffiguranti i mesi dell'anno.
|Lunedi||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Martedì||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Mercoledì||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Giovedi||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Venerdì||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sabato||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Domenica||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
john Simmons | giu 14, 2018
Careful, you'll miss this. Walking through the very walk able city, through the squares and looking for glimpses of shade, this will be on top of you. If it were not for the other 20 people looking up like cranes and camera in their hands, we'd missed it. No signs or indications other than that. It is high, maybe 4 or 5 floors up, so the pictures you take will be the best view of it.
Ivy Marcia | giu 7, 2018
The square is very lively, there are lots of performers and tourists walking around. It has a lot to offers and with Charles Bridge nearby, it is the perfect place to spend hours on. There are many restaurants and shops surrounding the area, too. Too bad the clock itself is currently closed for renovations until approximately 2020. They said when the clock was still functional, every hour even more tourists flock the area.
Marc Albert | giu 17, 2018
The clock is under repair but you should definitely climb the tower. There is an elevator, but what fun is that? The climb is via a series of inclined ramps that are easy to walk. The view from the top is incomparable. Great photo opportunities.
Mike Bennett | giu 8, 2018
I think Prague is an awesome place and the clock in the Old Town Square is my favourite thing about the city. It's really impressive. Unfortunately it is being renovated at the moment but I'm not going to mark it down for that.
Bajoobie Cuzican | apr 13, 2018
I visited in October 2017. Prague is a destination everyone must see at least once in their lifetime. Amazing history, gorgeous, affordable, lots to do. The people were friendly. Excellent food. My only complaint was that I didn't find a beer that I liked. Otherwise, a total 5 star experience.
AntC Phr | lug 22, 2018
Now the clock is under renovated. The Prague astronomical clock is amazing and cool. When the clock strikes the hour (from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm ) the procession of the twelve apostles sets in motion. If you are in old town Prague, you must visit here. Make sure to arrive at least 15-30 minute before for good spot. You can wait the clock strikes in a restaurant near clock tower.
Ghassan Beyrouthy | lug 17, 2018
Intriguing astronomical clock on a beautiful tower made from medieval sand stones. The square is surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants. Around the square is all pedestrian streets full food and beverages and shopping outlets with articrafts. Very pleasant to walk around and discover how the clock operates and the science that was used to build it. You can also go up the tower and enjoy a beautiful view of the old city.
Mike Bennett | lug 25, 2018
I think Prague is an awesome place and the clock in the Old Town Square is my favourite thing to see in the city. It's really impressive. Unfortunately it is being renovated at the moment but I'm not going to mark it down for that.
Rob Szarek | lug 2, 2018
This old clock is a rare working example of a complex timepiece that can still tell time with multiple time scales. The face of the clock is complex in it's detail. Take a look closely and you will find references to father time and death. One drawback is the clock's popularity with tourists waiting for when the clock plays it tunes. It does get pretty crouded with people so arrive early before the hour to enjoy a closer view.
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