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Staromestske namesti, Prague

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Landmark
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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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  • 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 . 
    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 .  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  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!

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