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Wenceslas Square, Prague

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The square and the 1,800 ft long Václavské Náměstí is full of history. It witnesses the fall of the communist regime in 1989. Do not miss the memorials for the two students (Jan Palach and Jan Zajic) ...  read more »
  • A must when visiting Prague. Time apart that each Prague knows the phrase "meet me under the tail", have so agreed me even at my last visit to Prague, is it the real centre of Prague. Here you can breathe the history of the Prague Spring, the Velvet Revolution. stands on the site where Jan Palach burned himself in protest against Soviet oppression itself.
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  • This is a square outside the Old town on a big shopping street Vaclavske namesti, which starts at an imposing building of the National museum. It has a nice park lane in the middle, pleasant to walk t...  read more »
  • The historic square in the center of Prague where some of the most momentous moments in the history of the country took place, most recently the Velvet Revolution of 1989. I first came here in 1991 and already the tourists had started to trickle in. Now this square is packed with people from all over Europe enjoying the Czech welcome and the incredible architecture all over the city
  • When the King Charles IV ruled in 14th century and founded the New Town of Prague, this square was a horse market (Koňský trh). Later this market was turned into a square and named after the saint patron of Bohemia: Saint Wenceslas. On October 28th, 1918 Alois Jirásek read the proclamation of independence of Czechoslovakia in this very square. You may find various restaurants and cafes along this square. And on the upper side there's Czech National Museum.
  • Quite crowded parkish boulevard with heavy traffic on both sides of the greenish strip. The buildings surrounding the square are spectacular in their architectural finesse. The history of this place is special with many of Pragues historic events tied to it.
  • Heart of Prague, it has a unique atmosphere but is always very crowdy and I would advise to be careful about the pickpockets , also at night gets little bit uncomfortable due to drunks, junkies and afroamericano who are selling drugs.
  • Majestic square where many of the most important events in Czech history have taken place over the years, from the Prague Spring to the Velvet Revolution. Incredible examples of art noveau & art deco architecture line the square, and several old style shopping precincts wait to be explored.
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