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Staromestske namesti, Prague

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The heart of old Prague, Staromestske namesti is one of Europe's largest public spaces. The site of the city's main marketplace for nearly a thousand years, the old square features a Gothic cathedral and a Baroque church, as well as a 600-year-old astronomical clock, one of the world's oldest. Tourists and buskers pack around the square's central statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, creating a modern urban atmosphere in the middle of Prague's oldest quarter. The square also includes a memorial to the 27 Protestant leaders beheaded here in 1620. Take a guided tour of the square's landmark churches, and see an ingenious piece of equipment come to life by standing in front of the astronomical clock right on the hour. A visit to Staromestske namesti represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Prague online vacation maker to plot your vacation.
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  • During the day amazing, during the night breathtaking!! It is the square you have to visit. And stay there minimally for next half an hour. 
    During the day amazing, during the night breathtaking!! It is the square you have to visit. And stay there minimally for next half an hour.  more »
  • Situated in Old Town, this square has been the center of business and visitors for centuries. There's a list of sights to see when traversing and visiting this square. Eateries and shops are... 
    Situated in Old Town, this square has been the center of business and visitors for centuries. There's a list of sights to see when traversing and visiting this square. Eateries and shops are...  more »
  • Do not expect a whiz-bang performance - it is the oldest operational clock in the world (1410). The performance is only about 30 seconds but totally worth seeing as the mind-blowing design and... 
    Do not expect a whiz-bang performance - it is the oldest operational clock in the world (1410). The performance is only about 30 seconds but totally worth seeing as the mind-blowing design and...  more »
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  • A great place to visit especially during the holiday season. Christmas market was packed but it was a beautiful scene. Lots of food, vendors, shopping, and nice scenery. Come enjoy the views and time well spent. Lots to do and see in the square. Most places speak multiple languages as well so it makes things a lot easier.
  • I recently visited Prague and was able to stay just off of Old Town Square and the views are absolutely beautiful! You can visit the statue of John Huss, the town hall, various restaurants, and some little shops scattered around the square. At night, there were carriage rides and live music, and the lit up buildings were completely breathtaking. If I am ever in Prague again, I definitely want to stay in the same area!
  • It’s a must to visit, especially during the holiday season when here is Christmas Market. Very nice decorations, lots of food, souvenirs, etc. Decent prices for foods. Mostly paying by cash only. It can be a little crowded during the evening but the area is quite big. Try the mulled wine and the wursts. Delicious. The Christmas tree is enormous and beautiful decorated. Also, the astronomical clock is a must see in this square.
  • An awesome place, that's for sure. One cozld spend hours there and still discover more and more details that are amazing. The buildings are beautiful and there are guides all around. There are a few food stands as well with Czech specialties for decent prices. It can get a little crowded every now and then, but most groups just rush on by and leave the place open and quiet after a few minutes. It was very clean, as well.
  • Beautiful part of Prague to visit and one of the landmarks in Europe to visit should you be in the region. The area is quite big with a lot of benches to sit on to admire the space and have a bit of a people watch. This place has always been popular, however the amount of tourists in the old town of Prague is beyond belief now and the region has become “full” of tourist shops and is losing it’s charm. That said, I still recommend to wander through and soak up the atmosphere. Check out the astronomical clock for all it is worth, ensure to learn a bit about it before visiting, as it will put it’s design into a bit of context.

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