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. A visit to Old Town Square represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Prague online vacation maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Well not much here. Buildings quite attractive. Unfortunately the famous astronomy clock was all covered up - will not be able to see until August! So disappointed! Off the main square though are pret...  more »
  • very nice and clean as the whole city on-site the small barracks with some specialties
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  • Love all the old buildings.. full of history.. do wish they wouldnt allow the people who dress as statues but I suppose you get them everywhere now  more »

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