The Astronomical Clock located on a side tower of the Old Town Hall (reasonably enough, on Old Town Square) is easy to find - just wait until a few minutes before the hour and look for a large group of tourists standing around waiting for something to happen! It also one of the most popular gathering places in Prague.Built in 1410 and thought of as an example of 15th century hi-tech device, projected with participation of math and astronomy professors at Prague University

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Astronomical Clock, Prague

The Astronomical Clock located on a side tower of the Old Town Hall (reasonably enough, on Old Town Square) is easy to find - just wait until a few minutes before the hour and look for a large group of tourists standing around waiting for something to happen! It also one of the most popular gathering places in Prague.Built in 1410 and thought of as an example of 15th century hi-tech device, projected with participation of math and astronomy professors at Prague University.

The Astronomical Clock located on a side tower of the Old Town Hall (reasonably enough, on Old Town Square) is easy to find - just wait until a few minutes before the hour and look for a large group of tourists standing around waiting for something to happen! It also one of the most popular gathering places in Prague.Built in 1410 and thought of as an example of 15th century hi-tech device, projected with participation of math and astronomy professors at Prague University. The main dial is in principle mechanical astrolabe, showing not only the current time, but also the placement of Sun and Moon in Zodiac, phase of the moon, time of sunrise and sunset, length of astronomical night, time in old Bohemian hours, in unequal hours and other data. From gathering crowds, hardly anybody understands all the data that the astronomical dial displays.Then there is a slow-moving 12-month calendar with incredibly delicate, small figure paintings by 19th century Czech painter Josef Manes. Every day on the hour, the upper, glockenspiel-style section of the clock performs the same scene: Death waves an hourglass, the 12 apostles shuffle past small windows, and a rooster crows. After the hour strikes, a Turk wags his head.Long after the Turks had ceased to be a threat in Central Europe, their use as an allegorical figure in genre paintings and other art continued. The Czechs often sided with the Hungarians in various battles against increasing imperial power as exercised by the ruling Habsburg family over their dominions, and though the Turks never occupied Prague as they did Budapest, both countries' artists used 'the Turk' (a dark-complected figure, usually wearing a turban) to represent the dangers of the world, and especially threats to Christianity. In the astronomical clock, the Turk is meant to be the stranger.There is a legend about the clock that states the original master builder of its interior clockworks was blinded by the King who commissioned it after the work was completed so the mechanic could never build such a wonderful clock for someone else.


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 Old Town Square 1, Czech Republic

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Astronomical Clock and Nearby Sights on Map

Old Town Square

The Old Town Square is the center of Prague's eventful history, dating back to the 12th century when it started out as the central marketplace

Jan Hus monument

That striking man standing atop a patina-green metal mountain in the center of Old Town Square is not Jesus, though he resembles him

Pariska Street

Clementinum

Historic complex of Baroque buildings, including the Library Hall, Mirror Chapel and Astronomical Tower

The Spanish Synagogue

The Spanish Synagogue, so-called because Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain at the end of the 15th century built a previous synagogue on this site, is a wild combination of neo-Renaissance and Moorish-Spain style

Church of the Holy Ghost

Prague Jewish Museum

Museum of Czech Cubism

The Museum of Czech Cubism is in the recently renovated House of the Black Madonna

Old-New Synagogue

The name sounds strange for a building from the 13th century but it was originally just 'New' to distinguish it from an even older synagogue

Josefov

Jewish quarter of Prague