Old Town Square, Prague

The heart of old Prague, Old Town Square is one of Europe's largest public spaces. The site of the city's main marketplace for nearly a thousand years, the old square features a Gothic cathedral and a Baroque church, as well as a 600-year-old astronomical clock, one of the world's oldest. Tourists and buskers pack around the square's central statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, creating a modern urban atmosphere in the middle of Prague's oldest quarter. The square also includes a memorial to the 27 Protestant leaders beheaded here in 1620. Take a guided tour of the square's landmark churches, and see an ingenious piece of equipment come to life by standing in front of the astronomical clock right on the hour. To visit Old Town Square and other attractions in Prague, use our Prague road trip planner .
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  • When in town you must go here. There are vendors and street performers all around. It is a good place to people watch and get a quick snack.  more »
  • The Old Town Square is of course the centrepiece for the city of Prague, not only because its famous astronomical clock, but also because you have to walk through it to get to pretty much anywhere els...  more »
  • This beautiful square never disappoints and certainly is the hub of the city. We were there on a sunny day and did a tour in one of the vintage cars parked on the edge of the square. No photos would d...  more »
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  • Obligatory to see in Prague. Spacious, historical, really lovely. Sadly lined with expensive restaurants but delightfully full of great, easy to access street food! Docked stars because it’s so crowded for the clock striking the hour, the clock is under construction til 2018, and homeless guys will not leave you alone while you eat at the street food vendors.
  • Awesome collection of statues & architecture depicting Prague's historical beauty! The astronomical clock is truly spectacular, especially if you go prepared by understanding its ways of working! I just loved the street artists perform.. Had a great time!
  • A truly amazing collection of architecture from throughout the ages sits here and they are all a sight to behold. Unfortunately, the draw of this area means that it is often packed to the brim with tourists, much in the same way Trafalgar Square is in London. It doesn't make the square unenjoyable, but it can get quite intense for those who have problems with large crowds. Be weary of the street performers trying to get money. Enjoy the scenery!
  • A must for anyone! So much history and beauty surrounds the square. The astronomical clock and statues are amazing as is the architecture of the buildings. The restaurants you will pay more to eat in due to location and you might get the occasional person trying to stop you for bus tours but reply at your own will.
  • It is speacial old town and people can enjoy with romantic atmosphere. Thing is almost same touristic stores exist.. But open air shop which includes fresh fruit or interesting hand made stuff also nice

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Where to stay in Prague

As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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