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Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #7 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Get a feel for the heart of Prague. We walked around and stopped at a few pubs for a beer and enjoyed the market.

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St Helens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Old Town Square on many occasions on our recent trip to Prague and loved it every time. It does get very busy at certain times of the day, especially when people are watching the Astronomical clock, but the buildings are so good to look at and there are always street artists to watch. There is so much going... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to spend the whole day. The restaurants that are not on the square have better food.

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Connecticut, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well, of course, you're not going to Prague and miss the Old Town Square! In mid-October it still teems with tourists, with young people on Segways (annoying), great street musicians, the ubiquitous painted "living statues" (plus a man levitating when we were there) and evidently, a slew of pickpockets. As long as you have your money and credit cards safely... More

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doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place.....so quaint, so clean, just lovely. always something happening...musicians etc. Join a walking tour from here, join a bus tour from here, take a ride in a horse and carriage or a "vintage" car.......On the other hand just sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by whilst drinking delicious coffee, a refreshing... More

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Everything looks amazing, almost fake. There are many performers to keep you entertained. Many restaurants to eat, some are not expensive. something for everyone.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very lively square filled with tourists at all times of the day and night. The Astronomical Clock, Czech food vendors, street musicians, and plenty of good bars and restaurants make Old Town Square a must see for any traveler to Prague. Highly recommend walking around the square at night as the reflectors shining on the buildings make this beautiful square... More

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durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We went in October and it was still really busy but always found somewhere to eat easily. A fantastic place and a great atmosphere. As with all tourist spots in every country, keep an eye on your belongong s though

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Christchurch, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

an architectural gem wherever you look, street entertainers, bars, eateries. See early in the day, to avoid crowds.

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ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely buildings. You can sit here, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine and relax. Very relaxed.good street entertainment.see the clock during the day and at night

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