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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  • A good place to hang out with family and friends and click beautiful pictures. So many European cuisines available to enjoy while enjoying beauty of the city. Since it is City Centre you can find many artists showing their talent to make some money. You can also buy souvenirs from this place. Since this is famous place there are many thugs in this part of the city. Beware of them. Love Praha.
  • Fascinating old town structure. A lot of sights at the same place. Typical restaurants for tourists around. Out for a traditional beer or typical meal? Go a few streets further: cheaper and more delicious. Eat where the locals have dinner! ;-)
  • Beautiful buildings lots to see my only warning watch your pockets and bags. Also be aware if you acknowledge a street performer they will expect paying. The town astronomical clock is worth seeing but go early in the day if you want a decent picture be aware they are renovating it so at the moment there is scaffold round it. Bars are reasonable and Caffè in front of the whole darli gallery has the best ginger tea
  • Good restaurants around the Old Town Square. It's a lot of fun to go up to the top of the clock tower and look around and take pictures (cost is ~$12 US equivalent). Nice place to sit and people watch and see the Astronomical Clock
  • Beautiful area with great architectural sites. Watch out for tourist traps like the food stands. You can buy more for your money away from the main square. Overall, a must see when visiting Prague.

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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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