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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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  • Arrivals in this square and you find yourself surrounded by a magical environment! During the festive season, the Plaza lights from Christmas.-
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  • beautiful old town with its monuments and its history. Now especially with the Christmas markets, where, however, we do not recommend to buy food if you don't want a rip off for sky-high prices
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  • Very interesting and well crafted Guide. Exciting for history buffs. Book directly at the Town Hall! Highly recommended!
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