Today I visited Prague’s Astronomical Clock, situated in Old Town. The clock was originally constructed in 1410 and is one of the most popular tourist sites in Prague. What makes this clock so special is that it still works! Every hour on the hour, when the apostles finish their journey, the golden cockerel at the top crows and quivers its wings, the bell rings and the clock chimes the hour.
There are three parts of the clock:
The astronomical clock dial shows the position of the Sun and Moon and four virtues : Vanity, Miser, Death, Turk (from left to right)
A calendar dial with medallions representing the months
The Walk of the Apostles