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Orloj is not just a medieval clock; it is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. Commissioned in 1410, Orloj endured periods of disrepair over time due to financial and economical difficulties. With each repair, updates in technology and appearance were added whilst the original design was retained. Prague’s Astronomical Clock is a busy mechanism with three featured parts: The Walk of the Apostle at the top, The Clock Dial beneath it, and The Calendar at the bottom. In addition, mechanical elements, sculptures, and Prague symbolism and imagery are incorporated into the clock's design for educational and entertainment purposes.

  • Gather outside Prague’s Old Town City Hall at the change of the hour to see the performance put on by the apostles who reside within the top of the clock and come out when the clock chimes.
  • Learn the details of the legend and curse of Hanus, who allegedly repaired and enhanced Orloj in 1490 before the city’s governing officials put out his eyes so he could never duplicate it.
  • Visit the Prague City Museum to see original pieces of Orloj that were replaced over the years of repairs but have been preserved for viewing.

To see Orloj, head to Old Town Square, in the oldest part of Prague. Travel by car is not the best way to go about since many streets in the area are narrow, cobblestone, and intended for pedestrians only. Public transportation and walking will prove the best combination of travel methods to get you to various local attractions. The Staromestska and Mustek Stations on the metro Line A will drop you within a few minutes’ walk of Old Town Square and Orloj. Travellers from outside the region will find the Prague International Airport the most convenient to fly into.

Hotels near Orloj

277 hotels near Orloj

1 Hotel Kings Court

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

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Hotel Kings Court Prague is a historical neo-Renaissance-style building that offers classically tasteful accommodations to holidaymakers visiting the capital of the historic region of Bohemia.... More

2 Suite Home Hotel Prague

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Presenting tranquil ambience and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralThe hotel's reception will give you all the... More

3 Hotel Eurostars David

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

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The essence of art and culture makes the Eurostars David Hotel Prague the most ideal place to stay amidst the main touristic attractions. GeneralYou can revitalize yourselves at the fitness... More

4 Hotel Clement

4 stars
4.6 / 5 9 reviews

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Boasting contemporary accommodation and excellent service, the Hotel Clement Prague is an excellent venue for business and leisure travellers. GeneralHotel Clement Prague provides conference... More

5 Hotel Moods

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Hotel Moods Prague is a centrally located boutique accommodation that provides an ideal base for vacationers visiting the historic and cultural attractions of Czech Republic capital. This... More

6 Charles Bridge Palace Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Set within convenient distance from local must-see sites, Charles Bridge Palace Hotel Prague makes for an ideal base for holidaymakers and corporate travellers in this part of Czech Republic. While... More

7 Elite Hotel Prague

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Shrouded in myths and legends, Elite Hotel Prague is a special and original place, which the roaming discovers, the demanding seeks and the satisfied come back to. General Elite Hotel provides... More

8 Aria Hotel Prague

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Aria Hotel Prague provides luxury accommodations right in the heart of the world-famous city. From the hotel, guests will find landmark destinations such as the Museum of Decorative Arts, Bethlehem... More

9 Waldstein Hotel Prague

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

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This cosy hotel with its central location and comfortable accommodation is an ideal place for individuals, families and small groups. GeneralThis hotel also provides rooms for your business... More

10 Hotel Friday

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

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Friday Hotel Prague gives holidaymakers plush accommodations in the historical centre of the Czech capital. The chic hotel is only a few metres from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town Square.... More