"The Astronomical Clock" Astronomical Clock Tip by tekiegirl

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  Astronomical Clock
by tekiegirl
 
 

The Astronomical Clock can be found in Stare Mesto on the Old Town Hall (Starmestska Radnice).

The clock was made in 1490 by Master Hanus. Four figures represent Vanity, Greed, Death and Pagan Invasion (15th century Praguers' most rooted anxieties).

Some say it is a little over-rated but I think it's worth waiting for the hour to strike:
On the hour Death rings a bell and inverts his hourglass. A parade of Apostles passes two doors, situated above the clock's upper face, nodding to the crowd. Then a cock crows and the hour is tolled.

Address: Starometska radnice, Starometske namesti.
Directions: Old-Town Square

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  • Written Apr 24, 2005
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