|Church of St. Havel between Wenceslas and Old Town square.|
...the Prague astronomical clock. We call it orloj and it's much cooler than it looks at the first sight :) It was created in the Middle Ages- 1410- yet it's very complex and more genius than many modern buildings of its kind (and prettier :) ). It's also the oldest astronomical clock that is still working. It shows a few different times, the position of Sun and Moon, astronomical cycles, the state of zodiac, the phase of moon etc. There are numerous wooden figures like the Death, a philosopher, archangel Michael etc. on orloj. Inside of it there are mechanical figures of 12 Apostles who come from the two windows above the Clock and walk around every hour. There are always hundreds of people in front of Orloj waiting for the figures to come out.
There are many legends about Orloj. It is said that at the times of its creation this building was considered a miracle and the Prague citizens were so afraid that master Hanuš, who designed it, might construct the same clock- or even better- for another city that they came to his house when he was sleeping and pierced his eyes. Master Hanuš couldn't have designed another clock when he was blind. But he decided to take revenge, went inside the Orloj and stopped the mechanism. It took decades until someone repaired it again.
The dominant of the Old Town Square is the statue of Master Jan Hus, the religious reformer (he was a teacher at my university! ^^).
Then we went to the library to register. There is a famous tower of books with mirrors so when you look into it it looks like an endless literary tunnel :)
What I love about these big historical cities is that there is always live music. We listened for example to these guys who played medieval music