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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

284 hotels near Orloj

1 Praga 1 Hotel Prague

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

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2 Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

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Centrally located, featuring impressive lodgings, The Clarion Hotel invites you to enjoy a memorable stay in Prague. GeneralTo host your seminar and meetings, the hotel features a flexible and... More

3 Julian Hotel Prague

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Whether you plan to visit Prague for business or leisure, stay at the Julian Hotel Prague that offers a wide range of facilities designed to ensure a joyful and comfortable stay. GeneralYou can... More

4 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

5 Hotel Roma

4 stars
4.6 / 5 9 reviews

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This lovely property with its very discreet charm and warm atmosphere will make your stay an unforgettable moment of your life. GeneralThe hotel's well-equipped meeting and banquet spaces are the... More

6 Waldstein Hotel Prague

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 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

7 Boutique Hotel Seven Days

4 stars
4.8 / 5

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Presenting comfortable accommodation as well as excellent service in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, this property is an ideal spot for an enjoyable vacation. GeneralThe hotel also offers... More

8 Hotel Leonardo Prague

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Travellers in Prague find ideal base in Hotel Leonardo Prague, featuring well-designed spaces furnished with Art Nouveau antiques, modern amenities and equipped meeting facilities. Set in the... More

9 Hotel Hastal Prague Old Town

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

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Discover the romantic atmosphere of the Hastal Square and the historical monuments, while staying in the Hotel Hastal Prague Old Town and benefit from the wonderful facilities extended to make your... More

10 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