Prague’s Old Town Hall Tower


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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.)

27 Crosses:

http://jackiesworldtravel.com/2014/07/10/27-crosses/

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?

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2 thoughts on “Prague’s Old Town Hall Tower

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  2. johnjchrissy@aol.com

    Love clocks of all kind. Why is man so obsessed with executions?? Now, in the past and forever, probably. I guess that’s why God said, “vengeance is mine”,( according to the Bible)—he is sick and tired of all the executions! Come on love one another. Petra

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