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Old Town Square, Prague
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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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  • Another indispensable stops. From 9 am to 9 pm the famous astronomical clock rings every hour. It offers a small performance of less than a minute. During this time the square will be filled with people gathered in the same place, so be careful with the robbers. In this square there are several restaurants, but I guess that by being located here, prices will be higher. If you are interested in knowing the history of the city, there are several free tours in different languages coming out of this area.
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  • Clean, beautiful and charming. Excellent place for a walk, sightseeing the cute houses around it. I've been to other "old towns" in Europe, but this one was my favorite. Also good for people who like ...  more »
  • Decided to go here for a weekend getaway. Beautiful scenery during the day and night. A bit crowded but as to be expected for this area and it is the weekend. If you've read of a different, negative n...  more »
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  • What a wonderful place! This is the old city of Prague. And it is magical. The street musicians, the buskers, the people haggling and the food and drink. All very very cheap. The town centre of the city. It is always full of locals and tourists. I enjoyed just sitting on the curb and people watching. This is where most tours start off and end. They are guaranteed to take you to the most important and interesting parts of the city. And yes, they are some in Spanish, Italian and French as well as English. You can even hire a bike bar (as you can see with my photos!) Go and take your time in this wonderful city.
  • This square is the quintessential representation of Prague. I'm rather surprised by the crowd level. I had just arrived from Berlin and Dresden but the level of tourist activity is far higher here in Prague. I suspect it's likely due to the more compact size of the city but during the summer while I was there, there were certainly huge crowds. The Old Town Square is perhaps the city's highest concentration of tourists and for good reason. This square is where the life of the city is concentrated. Here’s some of the reason why this square draws the crowds: 1. Starting point of many walking tours 2. The Old Town Hall - you can climb up the tower to have a rooftop view of the city 3. The Astronomical Clock - really overrated but draws crowds 4. Food carts - the park next to the town hall have food stalls that offers delicious local delicacies. Walking past the aroma without stopping was challenging. 5. Ice-cream and gelato! Plenty of it. 6. Thai massage shops - this was really surprising. I am both surprise and amused by the number of Thai foot massage shops in Prague, weirdly promoted by Caucasians wearing Vietnamese farming attire. The masseuses are all Thai. Expensive and not very good. 7. Loads and loads of cafes. I actually love the vibe here.
  • Lively square surrounded with astounding monuments of Prague - church of our lady, astronomical clock. Lots of souvenir shops, chocolate shops/ pubs and museums can be found on every corner of the area. Area gets more spirited in the evening when it is beautifully lit up and performers come from all over. Vintage cars, walking tours and shopping is the highlight. A must visit when in Eastern Europe.
  • Its so amazing place praha , and the bautiful clock in the old town square though such a crowded place everyone's waiting for alarm.its so magical the oldest clock in the wold, and look around and never miss their chocolates,local beers(fantastic)you gonna enjoy anywhere^^. Petŕin hill so pretty amazing every 1st of May you should be there.💋(for couple)❤ Its over looking prague.. Enjoy and have fun over prague...
  • Its a picturesque town square with gothic style buildings and nice little cafés and restaurants. A must see is the astronomical clock and a must have is the hot wine sold on small stalls near the centre. The place attracts a large number of tourists and has a number of performances by musicians and other artists. The nearest metro station for this is the Mustek station.