Staromestske namesti, Prague

Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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  • 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...  more »
  • The Square was beautifully lit at night , when we walked out of a dinner in a restaurant U Modre Kachnicky nearby. It has been a long time that we were passing through at night. Still crowded , but.....  more »

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