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Old Town Square, Prague

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Old Town Square into our Prague itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Prague and old town square are inextricably linked! Here is to visit every one who came to Prague. Highly recommend listening to the ringing of the centuries-old clock with figures. In the days of Christmas and new year holidays here wonderful Bazaar. Such a delicious mulled wine you didn't try anywhere else!
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  • It is the place most crowded city. Here there are many tours. There are many cafes, restaurant and souvenir shops. It can be filled much.
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  • It feels like you have gone back in time. Love the historic feel of Old Town Square as well as the entire city. The old clock is here. There are plenty of restaurants as well. When i went there was a ...  read more »
  • It's like walking into a fairytale. I was here at Christmas time and it was absolutely stunning. The buildings are well-restored and bright, there's always music and hot food, tonnes of people from all over the world are milling about to see the sights, and the atmosphere is magical. You can watch the Astronomical Clock while you eat an overpriced breakfast, walk 2 minutes to any number of amazing destinations, rent a segway for a tour, and more. What a great city.
  • Staroměstské náměstí or the Old Town Square is a must visit place when you are traveling to Prague. The square are surrounded by many historical buildings such as Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem (a Gothic church) and Pražský orlop (the oldest operating astronomical clock). There are also many restaurants and cafes.
  • Very nice looking square, it can be accessed through one of many streets around it. You can literally choose any one of those streets to follow and you won't be wrong. Prague is truly beautiful. The only downside is that it lacks a bit more space for casual chilling out. During the season it is packed with tourists and there is hardly any free space available, not even a few square meters.
  • Magnificent square, sat here for an hour on a bench and just people watched, best free entertainment when your on a budget. Can get very packed with tourists (hey I'm one of them so can't complain). The view around it is splendid. One downside is people trying to sell you something particularly the Segways operators on the square.
  • To most Old Town Square represents the very centre of Prague. Now a venue for numerous seasonal markets and events, the periphery of the square is lined with numerous restaurants and bars, plus expensive boutiques. Perhaps the most impressive element here is not the towering spires of the Tyn church, but the elaborately painted gables of the houses surrounding the square.
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