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. Our Prague trip planner makes visiting Wenceslas Square and other Prague attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • As I said in previous post is better with guide but also you can visit without a guide, this is the famous Wenceslas Square, famous for the first velvet in Prague, go the plaza as well as their sausages are very good ports. A recommended visit.
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  • As others have said the market in the square is a real rip off £30 for 2 sausages and some cheese cabbage mash and a piece of ham,we didn't realise we had been ripped off till we sat on a bench and st...  more »
  • Don’t stay here whatever you do. We have not slept a wink. Prostitutes, pimps, you name it. The place it disgusting. And every attempt is made to rip the tourist off (bureau de change next door to Jal...  more »
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  • Lots of brand shops around here, with many diverse options. The streets are a bit crowded, but good for window shopping. Also, quite good options for restaurants and hotels. Lively but could be better. If lucky, you can witness some live performances from musicians and dancers, on the streets.
  • This is an historic place. This is where the"velvet"revolution took place. Thousands of people flooded the streets to overthrow the communist party. No one died in the protest. This square was named after the king Wenceslsas. There is an old Christmas Carol with this man in it. There are several stores and restaurants in the square. The architecture is beautiful. If you ever get the opportunity to travel this is a great place to visit
  • "Too much ado about nothing". Go there if you want to do some shopping (there are lots of shops here that are probably in your home town or city, too) or if you don't mind being in a very crowded and loud place. All the guidebooks say you should go there but in my opinion it's not really worth it. There are a lot of other much more beautiful places in Prage that you can't miss. This isn't one of them.
  • A very nice public square located in the centre of Prague with the National Museum (currently in scaffolding) located at the top of the square. There are many shops and hotels lined all around the square which is good but there are also quite a few abandoned buildings as well. During the run up to Christmas, the square is used to host a Christmas Market which add to the squares charm. If you are in the area than make sure you pay a visit.
  • Probably the most known square in Prague. Unfortunatelly there is not much to do and see. Except for the statue of St.Wenceslas and Museum (Museum is really worth to visit!) which is under reconstruction right now. It is a super crazy place during new years eve and a place with rich nightlife. Lot of black dudes offering you hookers or drugs in late evening and probably one of the worst places when it comes to concentration of junkies especially in the south east part of the square.
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