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Old Town Square

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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 0745746632
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Located in the center of historic Prague, this lively square is surrounded...

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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Nice place to visit

Watch for thieves near atomic clock! At restaurant right next to it, they put one prices out to catch tourists and then charge you 3 times more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Watch for thieves near atomic clock! At restaurant right next to it, they put one prices out to catch tourists and then charge you 3 times more.

Thank sasha_erceg
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a lot to see here - the astrological clock and the big fountain. Also a lot of restaurants full of tourists - you can find cheaper and more interesting places if you walk away from the square! But this place is a must see for tourists - a lot of street artists and street food also. Just beware of... More 

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Goa, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Town square is an amazing place. Usually it is quite crowded and filled with tourists, but still gives you an impression that you've gone back a few centuries. Old style architecture all around,a cathedral, a tower and the famous astronomical clock stand out.

Thank Kopite1992
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the must see places in Prague. I recommend going up the clock tower for fantastic views of the city. Mornings are less crowded. Late afternoon and early evening are very, very crowded. There are lots of places nearby serving good food for very reasonable prices.

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

generally try and avoid the small restaurants at the Old Square. For some strange reason the restaurant waiters and owners are extremely rude and snappy. One even went to the extent of saying "this is avery expensive area.." Maybe they are unable to cope with their own ineptness and therefore take it out on the hapless customers.

Thank Ranjan1
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

everywhere you look it's a wow sensation. Also go look at the Meridian, waarmee men vroeger de plaatselijke berekende

Thank JenkeGoffa
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Im sure its great in summer as well, because the beauty of the buildings and history and great vibe, but at christmas it is whimsical. The great big trees all light up at night, the stalls of vendors. It is beautiful with many shops, museums, eateries. The walk to the square will be dotted with stops at many shops and... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vibrant place to visit day but especially at night. Lots of cafes, restaurants and bars in and around square. Nice just to sit and soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Chris905
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must have good flat walking shoes to navigate streets and sidewalks and tram rails. You can revisit this area many times.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

a lovely place to go to check out the vibe of Prague. You have a selection of restaurants (be wary it is a tourist trap and the prices will be more expensive and if you find their service to be rude you may find extra charges on your bill such as bread and condiments!) and the clock tower and other... More 

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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