Vaclavske namEsti, Prague

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Originally conceived as a medieval horse market, pedestrian-friendly Vaclavske namEsti is now one of modern Prague's major symbols, named in honor of Bohemia's patron saint. More a boulevard than a traditional square, this long space is part of the historical city center, a World Heritage Site. Dominated by a Neoclassical building housing the national museum of natural history, the square covers an area of about 4.5 hectares (11 acres). The square's focal point is an equestrian statue of Saint Wenceslas, a popular meeting point for both tourists and natives. A standout among the square's Art Nouveau landmarks is a hotel designed by architect Vaclav Havel, whose grandson became the first president of the Czech Republic. Our Prague trip planner makes visiting Vaclavske namEsti and other Prague attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Is a long Avenue with shops and at the top a nice Museum. In the final part, which intersects the shopping street, there are kiosks including some who cook the old Prague ham on the grill ... pricey but good.
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  • One is a relatively important square in the centre of Prague. It is pomenovane by St. Wenceslas, whose statue is placed in the main section of the riding. The Centre of the square go. The whole square is full of shops and there is a very busy day and night life. Be careful, however, to be put on a black guys who have beckoning in the cabarets and the questionable events. I recommend you visit. It's nice, and the main part of the city. I recommend also to purchase visit the normal food of Albert.
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  • This place is very great, and this place is full of history. At the end of this square, you can see the national museum.
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  • These square is one of my favorite places in prague. Along the streets are buildings built in European stile. There are shops and restaurants. between the buildings and streets is green zone with branches. The best part of these square for me were sculptures made from different materials such as wood, plastic, metal and etc. There is modern art exhibition in the open air.
  • Prague is one of best places I ever seen...I am just fell love with Prague... very nice place.. good people...clean city...I love those bridges....I went during winter..it was so cold that time..I just managed to roam around city...this place looks awesome.. you can find variety of food over there..I had fork it was delicious.....I enjoyed this place...I recommend everyone this place..every place in Prague is awesome to see.
  • One of the most beautiful and representative squares of Prague's modern facade. Plenty of stores on the side streets. But i do not recommend eating the street food around here (doesn't seem too hygienic). Once the national museum is restored this will be so much more beautiful.
  • Not a square. Some very poignant stories. Lots of construction, hope to see it properly next time
  • Bustling with activity any time of the day or evening. Plenty of shops to choose from, including Marks and Spencer and a huge C&A. An ideal area for most people whether you want to spend time shopping or watch the world go by whilst having a beer or coffee. A must for everyone spending time in Prague
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