Václavské náměstí

Václavské náměstí, Prague: Address, Václavské náměstí Reviews: 4/5

Václavské náměstí
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The lively center of Prague's commercial, social and cultural life, with shops, cafes, hotels and nightclubs lining its main avenue.
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Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • Museum • 4 min walk
  • bridge • 5 min walk
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Andrea
Milan, Italy220 contributions
The main square
Aug 2020
I love this square because it is always full of people, life is in full swing there. A lot of shops, cafes and restaurants. The only problem that it is always under constriction each time I'm in Prague. I hope someday all works will be finished and I'll see the square in all in splendour!
Written June 17, 2021
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Inspire587709
786 contributions
Wenceslav Square
Dec 2019
Wenceslav Square (Vaclavske namesti) in New Town, busy all day long, is lined with hotels, restaurants, tourist shops. Christmas markets (pre-pandemic) had good food.
Written November 30, 2020
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Open day and night ...
Oct 2019
Vaclavske Namesti is undergoing changes since the nineties. To cater to the large influx of tourists.

Hotels were restored and were booked to capacity, new restaurants opened , as well as cafes and bars. New shopping opportunities in department stores. Just a few old ones survived.
The street food stall selling sausages in the middle of the night is from the old times .

The National Museum on top of the Square was recently restored and reopened after many years. So glad, we could finally visit.

The statue of King Vaclav on the horse is right under the museum and commands much attention. A favorite spot for the locals to meet.

Years ago the traffic here was very different. The trams traffic was reduced to just cutting through the middle section of the square.

After visiting the museum, we spent some time stopping at old familiar places ...
Written September 11, 2020
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Zu369
Bratislava, Slovakia136 contributions
Under construction
Aug 2020
We were looking forward to walk the square and to have a coffee in one of the terracies. Unfortunately, a big part of Vaclavske namesti was under the construction and the place was really noisy.
Written August 24, 2020
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,340 contributions
Václavské náměstí: Central area with history
Aug 2019
Václavské náměstí Is a large square full of hotels, stores, restaurants and stalls.
It is a vibrant area of the city, always very busy with a lot of people that walk around the square.
Close to Václavské náměstí there is the National Museum that unfortunately I could not visit.
Written April 4, 2020
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Live and Vibrant Place
Dec 2019
Love the Square
1. There are so many things to do in the Wenceslas square
2. There is the national museum of Prague at the top of the square.
3. There are lots of shops at the sideways of the Wenceslas Square.
4. In the Winter, there is a Christmas market at the middle of the Wenceslas Square, the whole square is filled with Christmas atmosphere, loving it.
5. Very easy to reach, reachable by subway.
6. One of the most gorgeous square in Prague
Written February 10, 2020
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bomber127
Flint, UK615 contributions
Its got everything
Jan 2020
Lovely area. Shopping, cafes, bars, history view from top of the hill and close to main shopping areas. Cant go wrong, give it a visit
Written January 22, 2020
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flaneur99
Lyon, France718 contributions
Lively area with numerous shops and restaurants
Jan 2020
Lively square that is worth a visit in both day and night. The location can be highly animated at times with an eclectic blend of individuals and visual stimuli as you walk about. During Christmas one will find a very lively environment with a nice market to stroll and explore through. At night, there will be numerous individuals on the street soliciting to visit clubs and offer other adult services, especially near the Starbucks.
Written January 20, 2020
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h_schamhardt
The Netherlands174 contributions
Main square/boulevard in new(er) Prague
Dec 2019 • Family
Large square (with lots of history during communist times), with a bit of Champs Elyssee feel. Lots of hotels, stores and hotels, and two Christmas markets. Busy, but due to size less packed then other parts of Prague.
Written December 31, 2019
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK3,681 contributions
Christmas Markets
Dec 2019
A large more modern square just away from the Old Town of Prague. It is lined with hotels, shops, restaurants, take aways and cafes on both sides and the roads either side are always busy and noisy. The National Museum of Prague is at the top end. There were a couple of Christmas Markets on when we visited although they were mainly food.
Written December 27, 2019
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