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Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #4 of 277 Attractions in Prague
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Located in the center of historic Prague, this lively square is...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We went there for the xmas markets and found it to be a beautiful square with some amazing restaurants that go 2-3 floors underground The architecture is fantastic. And smell and atmosphere was wonderful

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Gyor, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Do not buy anything within a 300 m radius of the square, or you pay two times the price... Only visit places around like Grévin, Way Museums, Tyn Church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

You will marvel at the beauty and history in this town square. Prague was not bombed during the war and it is breathtaking to visit buildings that are centuries old. Of course, the clock is the main attraction. Be sure to see it strike on the hour.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I Spend more than a week in Prague and everyday I spend hours on this square just there, drinking a coffe and enjoying the time looking the people passing by the tourists, natives everything

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Christmas market is heavenly. Beautifully decorated food, drink and craft stalls to satisfy all tastes. This is a must see when in Prague. The evening is the best time to visit to appreciate the Christmas lights and the beautifully lit buildings contrast against the night skyline. A great venue for family's with children. The rolled sweet pastry is delicious.

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Southampton Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

All roads seem to lead to the Old Town Square, we always ended up here when we wandered around. It's a large square which had a Christmas market on it when we were here - usual stuff, hot wine, sausages, tourist trinkets etc. The clock tower is the main draw, and we all stood patiently waiting for it to amaze... More 

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Harwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Christmas market was worth visiting, particularly at night when lit up. Plenty of hot food and drink to sample. We paid 110Kc each to climb the clock tower which was worth it just for the views over the city and the opportunity to take photographs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

In Prague i say this is the best location for tourists . Full of street artists and the astronomical clock is what i liked the most. Ensured to be there at 5:00 PM to see the clock strike and yes it was great sight. Be there 15-20 minutes early , else it gets crowded and you cant much see what's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came back time and time again to sit in the cafe's or at the Christmas stalls people watching. Although the restaurants here were supposed to be more expensive we found the prices were not much more. Even got to watch the annual pillow fight at the clock

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Perfect to just walk around. We walked through many times over Christmas break and found something new each time. Definitely a must see and free unless you stop for an expensive coffee or beer.

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