Old Town Hall Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
The Old Town Hall Tower (shown below) built in 1338, is one of the most striking buildings in Prague. Inside is a staircase and an elevator. For a fee, visitors can climb or ride to the top to experience terrific views over the Old Town Square and the rest of the Old Town.
On the east-facing wall of the tower is the Astronomical Clock, dating from the 15th century. Every hour, on the hour, a small trap door opens and Christ marches out ahead of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell.
This is the (above mentioned) Old Town Hall Tower, and from the top the views of Prague are second to none.
The Church of Mother of God before Tyn.
More colorful building of Prague.
The glorious city of Prague showcases a myriad of architectural styles.
From atop the tower the beautiful buildings and various architectural styles of Prague are easy to enjoy.
The rooftops of Prague and seen from the tower.
This is a view of St. Nicholas Church; completed in 1735, its white facade is a landmark of Old Town Square.
This angle shows a small part of Prague's Old Town Square with the Gothic spires of the Church of Mother of God before Tyn to the right. The church has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century.
More colorful rooftops of Prague as seen from the Old Town Hall Tower.
To get to the top of the tower you can either take the circular elevator (shaft shown), or climb the stairs. Frankly it's a real easy climb, plus the small elevator is a bit claustrophobic.
Looking down from the Old Town Hall Tower near the top of any hour and hundreds of people can be seen waiting for the Astronomical Clock to strike; it's quite a show.
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