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Old Town (Stare Mesto)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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As featured in 3 days in Prague
Ranked #3 of 303 attractions in Prague
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and other structures dating back to the 13th century. Notable structures include... more » Owner description: The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and other structures dating back to the 13th century. Notable structures include the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Carolinum, the Municipal House and the Estates Theater. « less
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Alabama, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The city center square of Prague is so beautiful. It is large and spacious with buildings that were untouched during WWll. The astronomer's clock is a must see at least once during the hour on the hour. There are street performers and outdoor cafe's for entertainment.

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York, United Kingdom
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233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Old Town is a great place to visit with so many things to see and do. Look out for the local bars which are a lot cheaper than the tourist ones near to the main square. You can wander around the Old Town for hours, just watching and visiting nice places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Get to the the Astronomical Clock about 10 to 15 minutes before the hour to get a nice space. It is quite quick for the Apostles to come out and the show is about 1.5 minutes. The walk up above the square was worth all the steps and fee; great views of the square, Powder Tower, and different streets below.... More

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Tehran
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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Old Town (Czech: Staré Město) is a medieval settlement of Prague, Czech Republic. It was separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava at both of its ends. The moat is now covered up by the streets (from north to south-west) Revolučni, Na Příkopě, and Národni—which remain the official boundary of the cadastral district... More

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Lagoa, Portugal
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Due to the fame of this area, expect crowds. There seem to be plenty of tours in everything from a horse drawn carriage to an antique car, and these may be the best way to see this area, they know where to go, and how to get there. Fascinating side streets and markets.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A must for all travellers to visit ,nice scenery bustling bars and restaurants plus plenty of shops to choose from

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A beautiful centre of a gorgeous city. Culturally charming and visually enhancing. It was an amazing place to visit. I have already decided that this is the place to get proposed to!

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Kozakli, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

That's really impressive city. Old and mysterious and so beautiful. U can find here a lot of attractions not only architectural one. The only disadvantage is that this city is always crowded no matter when you arrive summer, winter, spring.... always full. so better be prepared of that. Thats the city which never fall asleep.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Walking into the square just takes your breath away - so much beautiful architecture and the Astronomical Clock is right there. Stunning. Add to that all of the creativity and street performers and it's a bohemian paradise.

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Trieste, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I liked everything: the astronomic clock, the old town square, the narrow streets, the churches, the artists performing in the streets and squares.

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