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Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #5 of 317 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Well you can't miss the old town square out but it's crowded and over touristy with plenty of tat. However just step a few yards away to experience a lovely city.

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Oslo, Norway
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is without a doubt the no 1 place to visit. The clock, the atmosphere and all the activity is well worth a visit.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

From one end of the town square to the other, it's simply stunning. Very busy always around the Astronomical clock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The beautiful Old Town Square is a gem of a place. But your nice visit can easily end up being your worst memory if you decide to exchange money in and around the various forex dealers. Please be aware of these unscrupulous money changers. The terms and conditions are not clearly displayed in English and you can be charged over... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

strange title, but its true, there is that much going on your head will be on a swivel, from the buskers and some of them are really excellent, to the guys and gals zooming around on their segways,to the absolutly breathtaking architecture of the buildings, shopping it must be a ladies paradise, pubs clubs, tours, cafes, resteraunts, you name it... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was a little bit strange, because all the buildings from this square have different styles and belong to different arhitectural eras. But every buildig has it's quallity and all are beautiful. This is one of the crowdest places in Prague, but Prague is not as crowded as the other towns I visited. My favourite was the astronomical tower with... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited here several times - once to go on a bus tour, once to see clock tower (and climb to the top for fab views), and once or twice for refreshments. Some good buskers!

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The architecture of the square makes it very easily easy for one too imagine life in a bye gone era. It is fabulous however as with many well trafficked locations it comes with its fair amount of kitsch. Try to get off the main square and discover the little gems a little further a field and you'll be rewarded with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is amazing to sit in this square and imagine the number of people who have walked the streets, and ponder the history contained in the square!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

But don't buy anything or drink anything as you will pay an outrageous price...but it is pretty and definitely worth a visit. The square is large andif you do not go "on the hour" when everyone is watching the astronomical clock it should be seen...take a look at the Jan Hus statue and of course, a great view of the... More

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