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Old Town (Stare Mesto)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #4 of 319 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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Brasilia, DF
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful, charming and romantic cities I have ever been to. The Old Town is not very big so you can walk everywhere, no need for transportation. Even when it´s raining, it´s beautiful. The town square with the Astronomical Clock is a great place to sit and have a coffee (in winter) or beer (in... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Old Town of Prague is one of the best prerved places in entire Europe which a magnificient collection of amazing historical buildings, it is not only the main square with the astronomical clock and the Jewish quarter flooded by tourist. I would suggest to explore the more hidden parts away from the main routes like the Agnes monastery, there... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you can time it right to miss the crowds get ticket for town hall tower next to the astronomical clock for the best views of Prague. You won't be disappointed.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I fell in love with the city as soon as we came to the river. When you look around, you do feel like you are inside a fairy tale. You feel like the mind is playing tricks on you since every where you look, it feels like someone took a brush and painted a picture. All the pictures are postcard... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Old Town Square & the Astronomical Clock as well as the Old Jewish Quarter are very interesting. In fact we discovered a free 3 hour tour given by a young Czech man named Filip and offered by a company named Sandmans New Europe which was excellent--only need to tip if your enjoyed it. We thought it was one of thew... More

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Walking in Prague is like walking in an outdoor museum, so beautiful. And the Charles Bridge is very romantic at night.

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CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Oldtown is often bulging under the weight of tourists and there are plenty of shops and restaurants that cater to the crowd. But the Old tower, Tyn Church and Jewish Quarter are worth visiting.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are still pondering whether or not to visit Prague stop right now. It is a gem. Magnificent architecture in every direction, great shopping, good public transport, excellent cafes and restaurants. Better to go for a week than a weekend, there's so much to see and do. It should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Rambouillet, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Superb architecture, so many monuments to visit. Count 2 days to explore the most important sites, and don’t miss the municipal house. A few things to be careful with: - the money change: depending on the shop, you get from 960 to 1360 Kr for 50 euros! - The food stand on the central square: they proposed some roasted and... More

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Surrey, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the stonework, cobblestones, richness. The history. The crowds are another story. Would love to be there when all the other tourists aren't.

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