Staromestske namesti

Staromestske namesti, Prague: Address, Staromestske namesti Reviews: 4.5/5

Staromestske namesti
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
About
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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2-3 hours
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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.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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Lets cruise
Miami, FL946 contributions
Piece if history
Mar 2021 • Friends
On this square you can see history basically everywhere. Dominated by the huge astronomical clock (Orloj) which chimes every hour on the hour. Its a breathtaking experience. The square is hosting a beautiful artisan market during Christmas and Easter, unfortunately due to COVID none of this is possible.
Written 1 March 2021
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany734 contributions
Wonderul Historic City Center
Mar 2020
It is a wonderful historic city center with a lot of old buildings. In opposite to other cities, a lot of buildings are still original. There are also some main sights (e.g. the Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem (Gothic Church) or the Old Town Hall (Staroměstská Radnice) with the Clock Tower. There are also several museums. You can find a lot of souvenir shops and restaurants. Some of the restaurants are totally overpriced, but you also can find some only known by insiders. You can spend there several days, but even a short walk would be intersting, so it's up to you.
Written 27 February 2021
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luke
Sutton, UK4 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2020
As we visited during COVD a lot of things were closed and the square was almost empty, just a few people milling around. It is a beautiful historical square known as the old town square. Lots of fairytale buildings with churches, museums, cafes and the astronomical clock. Lots of amazing photo opportunities.
Written 8 February 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania604 contributions
old europe
Jul 2020
The square is vintage old Europe, classic Euro vibes. It's that picturesque, postcard style architecture. The only drawback is the endless crowds of people that fill it every day, except during global lockdown.
Written 20 January 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,774 contributions
Main Square in the Old Town
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is the main square in the old town of Prague where the astronomical clock is located and also where the Christmas Market was held. A must visit square when in the city.
Written 27 November 2020
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Adam
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Best now that its empty
Nov 2020
Beautiful place, now that there is not that many people it is really enjoyable. Missed a little bit of full prague though...
Written 8 November 2020
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ihsanfikircioglu
Turkey44 contributions
Old Town
Dec 2019
The oldtown. Icon of the city and highly touristic place. The most touristic place. TOURISTIC place. So many tourist. You can be there but it could be boring to be there when the tourist rush hours even you are a tourist.
But after the rush hours, you can feel the old soul there. If you want.
Written 1 November 2020
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,296 contributions
Empty
Oct 2020 • Solo
I had the opportunity to visit Prague in October 2020. because of COVID-19 restrictions, the city is empty, all restaurants are closed except the ones in large hotels and they are only for guests. Some restaurants have a window open and through which you can order takeout. The square was almost empty, only a handful of people were strolling through. it is a beautiful Square surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and lends it self to some amazing photos especially now when there are no tourists.
Written 24 October 2020
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Colourful
United Kingdom14 contributions
Just amazing
Feb 2020 • Couples
So worth the visit!!! Especially if you like to take lots of photos like me and think you're a professional photographer! 😅
Written 22 October 2020
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Jackie
10 contributions
Nice views.
Sep 2020
Just along from the Astronomical Clock, the square is surrounded by restaurants where you can have a meal or a drink and watch the world go by.
There are a couple or food stalls on the left of the Square with an open seating area behind them - Tredlo and Roast Ham, which is sold by weight.
The Square is also the central point for Horse Carriage rides, the
RoadTrain City Tour and a number of other City Tours, including the Hop OnHop Off bus.
Some nice photo opportunities for the Clock and the buildings, also a couple of very large memorials with some public benches.
Written 17 September 2020
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