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Stare Miasto, Prague

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The oldest section of a very old city, Stare Miasto 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 Stare Miasto and all Prague has to offer by arranging your trip with our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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  • Great place to vist clean smart attractive and will return to Prague soon cant wait to return to this city  more »
  • Stare Miasto needs a day all on it's own really but we saw it when we did the Castle Tour. Absolutely beautiful.  more »
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