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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  • It is nice here to take a photo and sit on a bench but other than that it is just a landmark with a lovely statue on it. Around the square are roads leading onto mainly restaurants such as McDonald's,...  more »
  • The heart of nightlife in Prague, Wenceslas Square offers you convenience (metro stations, easy walk to the Old Town area), pubs aplenty and a bit of history as well!  more »
  • We were looking for this famous square while actually Wenceslas square is more a vialone surrounded by shops, the heart of the modern part of Prague, which has little of the charm of the old town and Castle area (although it is a very lively place).
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  • Very busy Historic area of Prague. Crossroads of large selection of modern and old shops. Restraunts and Cafes and casinos on this avenue. Trams cross the Avenue.
  • It's one of main squares in new town Prague, continued with a large boulevard to old town area! Lots of brand shops, restaurants and galleries can be find here. Always busy with tourist and locals walking around. Hotels i this area are very convenient to get to busy touristic part of city! Even shops are same a as other cities in Europe or elsewhere, seeing this part of city is fun:)
  • The square has too many American fastfood "restaurants" and you get harassed by hustlers for casinos and strip clubs. A pity for such a historically significant square. Must still be part of a visit to Prague though.
  • What can you say about this? If you haven't studied Czech history maybe you don't know how amazing this part of town is. Advice? Study that before you visit (or after to get the context). Amazing historical ghosts walk this area, really. Now an overpriced, touristy restaurant-laden area, the Wenceslas Statue is a must-see. Also pop into Lucerna to see its Upside-down brother!
  • This square is a great place to go for food, shopping, drinks or just hang out. It looked like it was been renovated or is been renovated as there was a lot of building activities around. Very busy place.

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