A Beautiful View of Prague

12 Aug

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Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

If you are looking for a picture perfect view, pay to go to the top of the building.
Either by stairs or elevator, you will find yourself at an open 360 degree scenic view. You will see the center of the plaza, the church with the Madonna, part of The Prague Castle, and more.

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You will also see everyone looking up, appreciating the clock’s construction, and observing the procession of the Twelve Apostles: on the hour, every hour, a small trap door opens and Christ marches out ahead of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell to a defiant statue of a Turk.

It’s fun to see everything from the top, and looking for the people in your group that stayed down. We even got to see a Bride and Groom, taking their wedding pictures.

Also you can have some pictures taken, on a clock background, with clothing from that era. Not sure how much these were but, instead we opted for a souvenir postcard from a machine right outside. This takes your picture, let’s you chose from different backgrounds, and greeting messages. Cost: 80 crowns for 1 postcard or 200 crowns for 3. Fun and cute souvenir to have.

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2 Responses to “A Beautiful View of Prague”

  1. laurahartson August 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    prague is one of those places that i would love to visit, the architecture looks amazing. great post.

  2. throughapurplelens August 13, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Thanks for reading, Laura. 🙂
    Glad you enjoyed it, and hope you get the chance to visit.

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