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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  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • May 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    Good highstreet for food and shopping. Amazing street performers as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for your bag or be wary of pickpockets. Don't be disheartened by this comment however. The police have a visible presence.
  • June 18, 2017
    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!!!
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    The best thing about the square are many houses with covered passages through them, kind of private streets, forming a maze of hundreds of meters of interconnected pathways.

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