Clarion Grandhotel Zlaty Lev
Liberec, 460 01
Phone: (420) 485 256700
Fax: (420) 485 256426
Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock (Staroměstská radnice Pražský orloj)
Mo from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Tu to Su from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PMThe Old Town Hall is the vortex of tourist activity in Prague, whether it's to catch a glimpse of the clock's elusive statuettes, check out one of the town hall's exhibitions or climb the tower. It was in 1338, during the reign of King John of Luxembourg (1310-1346), that work began on the building of a town hall. The oldest parts of this complex of buildings are the Gothic sections and the tower. In May 1945, the Nazis set fire to the building as their last act during the occupation, but most of the damage has been repaired. The clock was built at the beginning of the 15th Century, and every hour, the Twelve Apostles (added in 1490) move across just above the clock face, bowing to the crowd on the square.