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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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  • We went to see it but we had a small disappointment, it must be seen by representing, by everything is square means and what happened during the Velvet Revolution, but gave us the impression of have changed city... .. not living in Prague!. The spectacular building right behind the statue was in works that marred the view of St. Wenceslas
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  • It's not the most beautiful square in Prague, but is Wenceslas. There are things happening, but nothing happened. It used to be the center of purchases. Meets "under the tail" are landmarks. Once great dailies and printers have disappeared and remained just a whirl of various elements, etc. However, it is a phenomenon and it's unmistakable with anything else.
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  • The background of the Prague Spring is here, but where in fact historically meaningful just visitors to Prague many times a day you'll pass. I think the European plazas that are smaller than the length of the long compared to Wenceslas Square, is that I felt moderately steep. Shops and lots of moderately Starbucks too.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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