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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 #4 of 269 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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Ottawa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This clock is so intriguing. The Old Town Square is a great place, but the clock: to most people it is an enigma, research it before you go.

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Arles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A must seen place. Don't think that any traveler in Prague misses this square, the Astronomic clock, markets. restaurants and lanes which starts from the square. Pleasant place day and night/

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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406 reviews 406 reviews
255 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

One of the most interesting and beautiful part of Praque which is really a lovable town. Stare Mesto is so alive, full of tourists and artists and if you are lucky, like us, you may enjoy a concert of classic music, at the square.Full of history, with fantastic buildings of great architecture and nice colours, the Astronomical Clock (lucly that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Old town is a beautiful place. It can be crowded around the hour as then everybody wanna see the astronomic clock.

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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

Prague is a lovely city, so romantic so beautiful. I'm totally in love with this city. The center is amazing, so many nice buildings, so lovely , full of life, so many pubs, bars and restaurants. A must do is to go up at tower, from up you can see the whole town.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Everywhere you looked there was something interesting. Go for a wander from the normal touristy bits. You'll never get lost - or not for long!

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

great, varied architecture The Easter market was fascinating with unusual gifts.Tthe view from the clock tower was breathtaking

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Arrived during the Easter break, placed was packed with all kinds of booths and entertainment going on.

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A pretty square that hosts several memorable sights, including the popular Astronomical Clock; which becomes animated every hour.

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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

It was really fun to watch. We did it several times but it was not until the 5th time that we caught the best part of the clock's striking the hour. Be sure to watch for the golden bird to squawk at you.

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