Prague's Astronomical Clock Stops For Six Months Due To Repair Work

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Prague's Orloj, or Astronomical Clock, is one of the city's major tourist attractions. But for the next six months, some visitors may be disappointed to find the clock is out of action.

The restoration of the astronomical clock and apostles, including the wooden sculptures, will cost about Kč 7.4 million. Another Kč 2 million will be used for a new calendar and an apostle's door. 

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia in 2018 was one of the reasons behind the decision to repair all four facades of the tower, the astronomical clock and the chapel, including new lighting.

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