Staromestske namesti
Staromestske namesti
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The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. In addition to the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. In the pavement of the square are memorial stones marking the execution of 27 Czech lords in 1621, and the Prague meridian.
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Neighbourhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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Brian K
Renfrew, UK606 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Large square in the old town filled with lots of bars and restaurants along with the historic clock . The area can get very busy with lots of tourists but is somewhere to visit and enjoy .
Written 16 January 2023
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Kookiehere
Prague, Czech Republic430 contributions
Dec 2022
A beautiful, big square with the view of some of the most important historical sights Prague has to offer, such as the Old Town Hall. One of the biggest attractions in Prague so expect a lot of tourists, crowds, and high prices of everything. On the other hand, it is a must see because this place is simply stunning, especially if you are a foreigner. My last visit was in December when the famous Christmas markets were taking place and I was surprised at the low number of visitors (it was early afternoon not on a weekend). The Christmas markets are a must see as well, with beautiful wooden stands offering many traditional as well as the newest treats, rich cultural program and the biggest Christmas tree and light decorations.
Written 15 January 2023
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GiriJoshi
London, UK101 contributions
Jun 2022
If you are here, you will appreciate the beauty of Prague. Feels so nice. Clock tower is worth visiting.
Written 13 January 2023
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,444 contributions
Dec 2022
The Old Town Square is a magical place, especially during the Christmas Market which was on when we attended. The square is located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, both of which will show up in future posts. The Jan Hus Memorial in the Old Town Square celebrates Jan Hus who was burned at the stake for his reformation beliefs on Jan. 6, 1415. The square also contains the Church of Our Lady before Týn and St. Nicholas Church.
The Prague Astronomical Clock is a medieval astronomical clock attached to the Old Town Hall. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still in operation.
Written 12 January 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,283 contributions
Nov 2022
Super attractive Old Town Square, surrounded by Gothic and Baroque churches, the Old Town Hall, palaces, restaurants, cafes, shops and more; fabulous vibe and energy level
Written 10 January 2023
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada332 contributions
Oct 2022
It is a stunning old town in Prague with lots of beautiful old buildings. It has the old European charm that you will enjoy.

The Astronomical clock is there and people just gather there for the strike on the hour every hour. The square is magical and charming. There are lots cafes and restaurants which make it a bit too commercial.
Written 10 January 2023
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Alexis B
4 contributions
Jan 2023
Staromestske namesti it is part of czech history which with the clock tower is really great to visit and see
Written 9 January 2023
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Derylg
7 contributions
Dec 2022
Dont mind about wasting 10 euro per entrance to the tower it is absolutely worthy with great vies and lft
Written 6 January 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
Dec 2022
Honestly, before going to Prague, I found Prague "meh" compared to other European cities most likely because it is totally different from the countries west of it on top of it using a different currency than the rest of the EU.

But as soon as I stepped foot on this square, all those doubts and hesitations were immediately wiped off. The buildings that surround it such as Our Lady of Tyn Church, and Prague Astronomical Clock among others complement the square. Especially during the time of my visit where a Christmas market was active. It's clear Czech Republic is giving German a run for their money when it comes for Christmas markets.

After this visit, Prague shoots up to probably the Top 4 in Europe. It's THAT iconic. It is as beautiful and magical as more visited European cities such as London, Paris, and Rome.

What are you waiting for? Book a trip to Prague!
Written 5 January 2023
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MClaytonCarson
Indiana142 contributions
Dec 2022
The fact that the Christmas Markets in Prague run until the first week of January is genius. The Staromestske Namesti as the backdrop only added to the romance.
Written 4 January 2023
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