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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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Vaclavske namesti, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought this whole street or area was a bit underwhelming. The statue and the building at the top were nice though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simsim7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the metro to the muzeum stop and you come up right at the foot of the national museum. This is a fun walk to take and think of the historical significance. There were a lot of shops and restaurants around however that wasn’t the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tomc478
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is the place to be if you are in Nova Mesto. As other users have noted it looks more like a boulevard rather than a square. If I were you I´d take a look at the facades of the lovely buildings. and look at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank carloscharmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Day or night this most famous of squares is busy ,its an area I don't particularly like,I find it too commercialised, it's mostly pedestrianised with lots of high street named retail outlets both sides of the square,actually to call it a square is not a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed if you came to Prague. It is in the middle of Wenceslas Square, in front of Narodni Museum and near to main train station of Hlavni Nadrazi.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MuallimM
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

The long street is mainly pedestrianised and has some big chain names along it. The buildings are a mix of old and new with some beautiful decoration on the old and Art Deco facades. At the top of the street is a large art museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 798nh
Reviewed February 27, 2019

... it looks great looking up to the theatre. Most shops on Wenzelsplace are international chains so nothing real new to find. However, throughout Prague you will find lots of "bohemian glass art" stores which, if you are into glass and crystal, offer finely designed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frank T
Reviewed February 14, 2019

This is a main wide street dominated by the beautiful national museum at the top. The street is not really that exciting, especially when the old town is so close.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank md1mm
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Free. 30 Minutes. Wenceslas square was originally conceived in the fourteenth century as a horse market. The two landmarks of Wenceslas Square are  National Museum Building, designed and the statue of Wenceslas. Today, Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) forms the commercial heart of Prague. On both sides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Here, many years ago during the so said "velvet revolution" Jan Palach set himself on fire. On top of the place you can find the big monument of Vaclav riding a horse. In the remaining part there are fashonable restaurants, shops, small chalets where I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertonan
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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
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from FLnurseER | Reviewed this property |
Old town, plenty of choices in a beautiful historic section of Prague, easy travel by metro.
September 19, 2017|
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Response from travellerm68 | Reviewed this property |
there is lots of bars around here so would be a good start... of course lots of bars everywhere else too