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Staromestske namesti, Prague

Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
The heart of old Prague, Staromestske namesti 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 Staromestske namesti represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Prague online vacation maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful square. So excited when I was here. View of the church, museums, restaurants, bars, music. This is the heart of the city  more »
  • On this square you can see history basically everywhere. Dominated by the huge astronomical clock (Orloj) which chimes every hour on the hour. Its a breathtaking experience. The square is hosting a...  more »
  • It is a wonderful historic city center with a lot of old buildings. In opposite to other cities, a lot of buildings are still original. There are also some main sights (e.g. the Chrám Matky Boží před....  more »
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  • Definitely a must-see place in Prague, the very centre, at least on one bank of the river. Place where the history made its marks, things have been happening, amazing atmosphere. Some nice galleries, the clock on the Old Town Hall building, its tower to climb up...
  • Always delightful to walk through the old town square... architecture, monuments and lots of history in this compact area. Have an early morning walk before the city wakes up and you'll have an unforgettable experience...
  • Landed in Prague.... first advice is go and visit old town square. The square features buildings belonging to various architecture styles including the Gothic Church of our lady before tyn. The towers are 80m high. You will find many food stalls, bars and cafes. Square holds Christmas and Easter market, which resemble medieval markets. During Christmas it is a must visit place 💗
  • Loved this place. Specially during Christmas time. Did you know that the Prague Christmas tree is selected from a choice of more then 20 different options and all of them are from private forest? The owner doesn't receive one penny for the tree but neither does he have to pay for putting or transporting it. Its a prestige for candidate, that the tree from his forest will be admired by hundreds of thousands of people.
  • Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. That's for sure. No matter when, with whom and why you appeared there, you'd definitely fall in love with this city. Once you'd visit it, trust me, you'd have no piece wanting return over and over again. So just stay home :D

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