Astronomical Clock

Astronomical Clock, Prague

astronomical dial of Astronomical Clock in Prague

calender dial of Astronomical Clock in Prague

Vanity and Avarice of Astronomical Clock in Prague

Death and the Turk of Astronomical Clock in Prague

chronicler and angel of Astronomical Clock in Prague

astronomer and philosopher of Astronomical Clock in PraguePrague's Astronomical Clock is the most popular attraction on the Old Town Square. The clock was constructed by Mikuláš z Kadaně and Jan Šindel in the 15th century. It has three main components, the astronomical dial which represents the position of the Sun and Moon, a calendar dial which stands for the months and "The Walk of the Apostles" which shows a procession of the Apostles on an hourly basis.
The 8 figures around the clock where added later. On the main dial are 4 animated figures: Vanity admiring himself in the mirror, Avarice waving a bag of money, Death ringing the bell and a Turk shaking his head.
Around the calender dial are 4 figures which are not animated. They are a chronicler, an angel, an astronomer and a philosopher.

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.


Trotter said...

This clock is fantabulous!!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Amazing!. Trotter has something different to offer in his Blog Trotter 1 where he covered Jaipur in India