The Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock

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The Old Town Square of the city of Prague is an area where most of the historic sites are housed reflecting the rich past of the city.æ

The best way to begin your trip in Prague is through this historic hub of the city, the12th-century Old Town Square (Starom_stskŽ n‡m_st’), nestled in the Old Town. The place serves as a heart of tourism comprising of elements suitable for visitor of every age group. One will find many places of interest in this square including palaces, churches and old houses such as gothic Staromestsk‡ Radnice (Old Town Hall), the major highlight of the area, Tyn Church and the Clementinum. The Astronomical Clock (orloj) is a must visit for all, which springs to life hourly from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM with 2 Apostles and other figures appear and parade in procession across the clock face. For a panoramic view of the city, makes sure to climb or take elevator to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. The place is quite a view in summers with visitors flocking every nook and corner and tables dotting the exterior of restaurants. Winters are the time for Christmas celebration with cityÕs largest Christmas Market.Ê

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