Prague’s stunning old town hall tower is one of the main focal points of the Old Town Square and features the famous astronomical clock on the bottom of it.
In 1338, Prague was granted permission to establish its own administrative center which brought the need to build a town hall. The 230 feet tall tower was completed in 1364.
At one point, the tower was used as a prison which marks a significant part of the city’s history. The most notable imprisonment in the tower was that of the 27 Czech Protestant nobles rebelling against the Catholic Emperor in 1620. They were executed in front of the town hall and their execution is commemorated with 27 crosses embedded at the foot of the tower, (Refer to my 27 crosses post for more details.)
For a price, you can climb or take an elevator to the top of the tower. Here you will see breathtaking views of the city of Prague and be able to get amazing pictures. I highly recommend doing this on your visit.
If you want to get really touristy when you reach the top of the tower, you can dress up in Gothic attire and get your photo taken – hey, why not?