Explore Astronomical Clock
Book a hotel near the Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj, Prazsky Orloj), with Hotels.com. The Astronomical Clock is one of Prague’s most famous historical attractions. Watch the mechanical figures parade around the clock face on the hour every hour at the Astronomical Clock. The Astronomical Clock is a medieval timepiece with three components: the astronomical dial showing the sun and the moon; 12 medallions representing the signs of the zodiac; and the clockwork figures of the Apostles. For years legend had it that Jan Hanuš constructed the clock in 1490 and was blinded to prevent any copies being made. Situated in Staroměstské náměstí in the central, cobbled streets of Prague’s Old Town, the Astronomical Clock is near many of Prague’s best hotels as well as Wenceslas Square and Josefov, Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Hotels.com offers a range of accommodation near the Astronomical Clock, a short walk from Můstek and Staroměstská Metro stops. Be careful of pickpockets watching the hourly clockwork procession then ascend the clock tower itself for panoramic views of Prague’s cobbled streets, Gothic spires and Renaissance facades to get the most out of your visit to the Astronomical Clock.