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Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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As featured in 3 days in Prague
Ranked #5 of 269 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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Edgewood, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I was in town during the Easter Markets at the Town Square. This was the hub of so much activity. Booths with souvenirs, various foods and drinks to try and activities. So much fun! Beautiful buildings everywhere you look.

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Concord, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Old Town Square is alive and buzzing with market stalls, bohemian music, vaudeville dancers and tourists during Prague's busiest time of the year ..Easter. The mix of gothic and baroque architectural buildings which surround the Square are breath taking. Everyone is upbeat and the good weather is always a plus. Without a doubt a must see when staying in... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The square that is always alive,day and night. Very crowded, as Praque has too many tourists during the year.Looks very beautiful with the colourful buildings,the churches,the Old Town City Hall, the cafe-restaurants and the Astronomical Clock that tourists wait the time that bells to see the show.I love seeing the hourse-carriages and i was lucky to enjoy a concert of... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The architecture and history of the buildings is amazing. The view from astronomical clock is breathtaking. We enjoyed a drink at an outdoor cafe and loved the people watching. There were Easter markets in the square with wonderful crafts and food. You can't go to Prague and not spend some time in Old Town Square

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Salamanca, Spain
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Now is April they had a small fair with typical food, souvenirs, street artists, everyday I would have to go there and stay for hour or two. Prague is so full of life, it's amazing the energy.

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was a short distance from Old Town Square which is always full of people waiting for the astronomical stock to chime. We never quite got to see the full show, but loved the hustle and bustle there. Also decent gift shops and reasonable meals. However Czech cooking is sometimes rather wierd

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Zlate Moravce, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Prague during the summer holiday. Old town square is very nice and mainly at night. On the top of the tower you can see nice panoramic views. On the square you can enjoy historical atmosphere with traditional czech beer.

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Rochester, New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Can't miss this area...people watchers delight! and if you want to go anywhere in the prague area well you probably have to stroll thru this area. watching the astronomical clock it will put you right in this square area. Along with street performers, kids running about, coffee shops, souvenior stands, it's the typical touristy area.

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Krakow, Poland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Probably the second nicest main market squares in Europe after Krakow's. Lovely buildings all around you and the scent of the old times is around you... being blown away sometimes by the ridiculous crowds that make it hard to walk by. After 2 days I've tried to avoid it as a meeting spot and/or destination point.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Old Town Square was set up for the Easter Market. It was beautifully decorated and full of cute shops and food booths. Try the Tredlnk and fire roasted ham (YUM).

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