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Wenceslas Fountain

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Address: Vaclavske namesti 68, Prague 11000, Czech Republic

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Nice place

We didn't spend much time here but enjoyed a brief rest and it's always nice to be around a fountain. It's beautiful and as most squares or plazas in Europe, it has shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2013
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Orange, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It's a nice enough fountain, but not so spectacular that you should go out of your way to see it. It's basically just a round fountain at the foot of the National Museum. Our hotel was just round the corner from this fountain so we passed by it many times and not once during our stay was it running. Many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Probably the only place I didn't bother to take a photo. It would be impressive if it was desmogged. My guide waxed lyrical and was surprised I wasn't impressed. It was raining and damn cold at the time.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have visited here many times before ,always a pleasant place to stop to rest your weary legs,not the most stunning of places but a nice change fro the bustling crowds and a place to catch your breath and clear your head.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

pleasant enough monument set in a small park near the river,the fountain was in operation when I was there problably due to it being turned off for the forthcoming winter,but its a nice little place to have a few minutes rest.

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Orange, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We didn't spend much time here but enjoyed a brief rest and it's always nice to be around a fountain. It's beautiful and as most squares or plazas in Europe, it has shops, restaurants and other things around in the area. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Well it didn't have the lovely atmosphere of the old town! At night it was more of spot the prostitute and drug dealer. Not what we were expecting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was a lovely little resting place and cool area away from the bustling crowds :) ..... Looks great too :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

A beautiful fountain to stop and take a few pictures. The Wenceslar Squarae is lined with shops and restaurants. You can find lots to do here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

As we walked into Wencelas Sqaure we were greated with a stunning fountain that looked down on the square. Great spot for photos. Beautiful when lit up at night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

There are monuments, fountains and statues all around Prague. Another beautiful fountain is Wenceslas Fountain. One picture is of the entire fountain, the next is a close-up of Wenceslas inside, on his horse. Yes, it is big!

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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