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Old Town (Stare Mesto), Prague

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The oldest section of a very old city, Old Town (Stare Mesto) sits on the right bank of the Vltava River and contains most of Prague's major architectural landmarks. The central square of this atmospheric old quarter has served as the city's main marketplace since 1100 CE, though excavations of ancient underground cellars have revealed that permanent habitation probably existed here long before that time. Crisscrossed by a network of cobblestone streets, this historical neighborhood offers you a chance to discover a cityscape seemingly frozen in the 14th century. The easiest way to explore this labyrinthine quarter is to follow the signposted tourist trail, following a route once used by kings and queens on their way to coronation. See Old Town (Stare Mesto) and all Prague has to offer by arranging your trip with our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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  • Loved walking around tasting all the Christmas market delights here. Some good shopping finds here in Prague! Crystal for sure!!  more »
  • Stare Mesto is the heart of Prague, it is a trip into the past and an opportunity to enjoy a truly majestic experience when in the city. All around you the cobbled stones remind you of the past whilst...  more »
  • The myriad of cobbled streets which open into decadent squares will keep you beguiled and interested as you meander through this incredible old town. Bars, restaurants. Shops. Churches. Theatres. It's...  more »