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Charles Square, Prague

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2.8/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Charles Square is a city square in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. At roughly 70,000 m² it is one of the largest squares in the world and was the largest town square of the medieval Europe. Founded in 1348 as the main square of the New Town by Charles IV, it was known as Dobytčí trh (Cattle Market) from the 15th century and finally named after its founder in 1848. The central portion of the square was turned into a park in the 1860s.The square is now one of the main transport hubs of the city centre with Karlovo náměstí metro station and numerous tram lines and busy roads crossing it in all directions.HistoryCharles Square originated as a part of the New Town of Prague founded in 1348 by emperor Charles IV. With Wenceslas Square (Horse Market) and Senovážné náměstí (Hay Market) it became one of three main squares of the newly founded town. These squares were connected with one street (today streets Vodičkova and Jindřišská). Charles Square was supposed to be the most important square of the New Town of Prague and probably of the whole of Prague, therefore the Town Hall of the New Town was built there. Despite these plans the most important square later became Wenceslas Square.In the late 14th century the Corpus Christi Chapel was built in the middle of the square. It was closed in 1784 and demolished a few years later. This chapel was a very important place of pilgrimage in the late 14th and early 15th century, because the holy relics and crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire were shown there to thousands of pilgrims.
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  • Tourists especially in this park don't go, but if the bypass on foot places of interest and pass by, it produces a very romantic experience. So relax on the grass and not think about anything right Resslova street dancing House, Church of St. Ignatius is very beautiful inside, the Orthodox Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, not always open at the bottom there is a paid Museum
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  • The Charles Square is located in Nove Mesto (New Town). It's not a square of a lifetime of knowing, but it has its charms, with beautiful monuments and beautiful buildings around.
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  • Were with his son accidentally on the way to the dancing House. In the heat of a fairly pleasant to sit in the shade and relax. The son played on the piano, is installed in the square on the project "city of music". Nearby there is a supermarket "Albert" can be something to eat. If you have time, take this place a little more time.
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  • Have been there with 6 persons (1 big room), the welcome from Jiri was very friendly and we could also park our car behind the hostel where the gate is closed all the time. The rooms are clean. Generally can be said, for this small money and such close to the center it is not possible to stay in Prague.
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