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Wenceslas Square, Prague

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Originally conceived as a medieval horse market, pedestrian-friendly Wenceslas Square 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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Prague holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Wenceslas Square and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was our walking start point and reference to find our way around prague. Statue is at the top and old town can be found by walking straight down. Enjorh the atmosphere, shops and bars. Many resta...  more »
  • average square compared to other city with a renovating museum behind. very crowded with lots of shops. just not as impressive but maybe it's just that i didnt read up what happened here.  more »
  • Perhaps they should have called this the Wencesles Oblong, as it doesn't remotely look like a square. It is more like a large median strip with the Wenceles statue at one end and a streetcar cafe half...  more »
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  • This is very active and beautiful place and in summers it is mostly crowded. This place offers you beautiful view of the city. There are many clubs on both sides of the street. You can also go for shopping at this place as it has all big malls from European cities. This is happening place for young crowd. We had clicked so many beautiful pictures here.
  • Cool to see in they daytime with lots of shopping. Stay away at night unless you want to party and see cabaret dancers. I'm from a college town and I was blown away at the partying all over the place. Woah!!!
  • Not the best looking part of Prague. Cars can drive in the top half and even though they are prohibited in the bottom half, there are usually some anyway. The seasonal markets are not very interesting and terribly overpriced. However, it is a nice place for a shopping spree with a decent selection of shops and restaurants nearby.
  • Extremely beautiful place. At times there is a lot of people; however, you can walk calmly without problems and without being pushed around. There are a lot of options when it comes to food although the food/restaurants here are more expensive than throughout the rest of the town. Lastly it is a good place to get Bohemian crystals and to shop around as there are many stores around with good prices throughout the place.
  • Vibrant place with lots of stores and restaurants on either side of a wide street with its own soul so to say, I definitely recommend a visit.