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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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  • Beautiful architecture, keep your eyes peeled, try not to miss anything. You have panoramic views all around. 
  • A big square with lots of cafes and bars on the sides and also the art museum is really interesting. Lots of people looking to sell you tours. 
  • We took a free walking tour through this area, then returned ourselves with more time to wander. The architecture is fascinating, the views stunning and it feels like walking through history with each...  more »