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Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #5 of 318 Attractions in Prague
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Located in the center of historic Prague, this lively square is surrounded by baroque buildings, vibrant cafes, street entertainers and craftspeople.
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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a place! Always something going on. Street performers, the clock tower, the beautiful buildings, spectacular churches. And Prague has realized that there are problems with pick pockets, etc. There was a police van parked in the Square everytime I walked through and uniformed officers mingling with the crowds. They are keeping a sharp eye on the goings on. Saw... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely square, lots to look at, lots of people around. plenty of food and drink etc. You can easily spend hours around the square. I didn't actually get to see the clock "doing its thing" as I was never there at the right time sadly.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A bit smaller than I expected first. Can be quite crowed during the day and night. On the last day went to the square around 6 am and literately had the square to myself. Dislike: the food vendors are quite expansive, do not have the roasted ham, once they slice the meat you got to pay whatever they cut.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The place of the Astronomical clock, the place of street artists, the place where ice hockey fans gather to suppert the Czech national team during the world cup.. this is the place where it all goes down! Beautiful buildings (over 800 years of architecture on 1 square!), pleasant terraces and a large variety of food and beverage kiosks. Defenitely a... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Nice open square with the clock being the big draw. We avoided being jostled in the crowd by having a small meal in one of the restaurants which sits facing the clock. That way we could sit and watch when the chimes went off. Beautiful churches surround the area with small crosses in the middle of the square marking where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

A lot of beautiful architecture in one spot! Definitely worth the walk. Don't miss a free tour or get another proper explanation about the area.

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Sun City Hilton Head
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Refer to comments made for Old Town. This visit was part of our Viking River Cruise on the Elbe River. It was fantastic.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Wall to wall tourists and I was one! Mind out for segways tho. Lots of local buskers, some were very good and plenty of choice regarding bars and restaurants, some of them outside type with heaters.Lots of city guides touting for business. They seemed to be doing well though.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Besides the great astronomical, clock, the old town is the place to find many great deals...free and paid walking tours, places to eat, Hard Rock Cafe, money changers, tourist info, souvenir shops, Thai massage shops , the way to the Jewish quarter, .. Low end and high end shopping..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I’ve been to Prague three times now and always set aside few hours to walk around the square. Architecture is beautiful and never gets old to look at; great people watching; Dali museum is right there not to mention some great shopping all around the square. During my last visit, I got the outside table at one of the restaurants... More

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