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The Old Town Square
The most significant square of historical Prague. It originated in the 12th century and since then witnessed many events. Beside the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn the square has several other dominants, the baroque St. Nicholas church, the Stone Bell house – a gothic city palace from the 14th century, and the Memorial to Master Jan Hus. The very place where the 27 Czech gentlemen were executed on 21st of June 1621, is marked in the square pavement. The Prague merdidian can be seen not far from there.
The Old Town Hall
Since the 14th century the seat of the Old Town administration.
The oldest part of the building with historical halls, a tower, a bay chapel and a rich coat-of-arms decoration dates back to the Gothic period. The tower bears a unique astronomical clock (so called ‘Orloj‘) from year 1410 which shows the statues of 12 apostles at every hour between 9 AM and 9 PM. Other figures of the Vain Person, Miser, Death and Turk move too. The apostles can be seen well from the chapel – the tower which can be reached by a lift offers a splendid view of the historical center.
The sewer network in the underground of Old Town Hall may be visited by groups on the basis of preliminary reservation.
There is a Tourist Center and the Center of Foreign Language Guides in the building, run by Prague Information Service.
Access for the disabled.