Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)

Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)

Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)
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This square is situated on the site of the former moat between the Old and New Towns. The large open space near the medieval city centre inspired the construction of a number of significant buildings at the turn of the 20th century, such as the Municipal House (Obecní dům) near the Powder Tower (Prašná brána), the Hybernia House (Dům U Hybernů) and the Jiří z Poděbrad Barracks. A large part of the square is now a pedestrian zone connecting the two large shopping centres Palladium and Kotva.
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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
  • Republic square • 4 min walk
  • Central Station • 9 min walk
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TAGI_156
Pittsburgh, PA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A large plaza now restricted to pedestrians only.
Wonderful architecture everywhere you look.
The Jan Hus statue is centered in the plaza - full of history and inspiring religious freedom.

Actual travel was in September 2019 but I’m just getting around to finishing this entry now.
Written March 31, 2022
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I have been visiting Prague more times a year since 2014, and we often pass by Republic Square on our way to restaurants or attractions; in December we noticed a Christmas market with some food and craftsmanship stands, but immediately after NYE everything was gone despite the huge crowds of tourists. This is an interesting square surrounded by a museum, iconic landmarks, shopping malls and restaurants, it would be nice to see it more vibrant, but what I often notice are the several homeless people of drunkards sitting at its edges.
Pity.
Written January 22, 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square) is a city square in Prague, Czech Republic, lying at the boundary of the Old Town and New Town. On the square, or in the very near vicinity, are these significant buildings: Kotva Department Store, Municipal House, Powder Tower, Czech National Bank and Palladium shopping mall.
We walked through this square many times between our hotel (the Marriott Old Town) and Old Town Square. When we visited in December, there was a thriving Christmas Market here.
Written January 14, 2023
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leedjjck
Tolland, CT990 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We stayed in a hotel just down the street from this square so we walk to, thru and from every day. Great location where the Powder Tower, the Municipal House, the Museum of Communism and the Palladium Mall are located or every close by. All of the major trams have stops just off this square. There are restaurants both affordable and expensive near also. Always busy with tourists and locals so great for people watching!
Written January 13, 2020
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,738 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This square denotes the boundary between to Old and New towns.
It wasn't the greatest square I've ever been to.
It does have significantly historical buildings around it. The Kotva Department Store, Municipal House, Powder Tower, Czech National Bank and Palladium shopping mall.
It does have some nice restaurants and bars in and around it as well.
Worth a look if you're in the area.
Written March 27, 2023
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
My husband and I were touring Prague and this was one of our stops. Republic Square, (Namestic Republiky) is located between Old Town and New Town. It is a five minute walk from the Republic Square to the Old Town Square. The beautiful Municipal House dominates the Square. The Powder Tower, along with the Old Town Bridge Tower is the only existing part of the former Prague Old Town fortification. Lots of history, lots to see and explore. A farmer’s market is held here weekly. A wonderful photo op.
Written December 11, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Náměstí Republiky or just Republic Square is a pedestrianized public square just on the old town of Prague, Czech Republic. The square is a very popular spot for locals and tourists alike and is very close to several attractions in Prague such as the Museum of Communism, Kotva Department Store, Municipal House, Powder Tower, Czech National Bank and plenty of shopping, such as in the Palladium.

I thought he square was very impressive, but just too busy to really enjoy. It’s worth going to see the fine buildings and see a major landmark, but I personally wouldn’t want to plan on spending much time here.
Written October 12, 2019
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MSH444
Chicago, IL359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
Republic Square is a more practical version than Old Town Square and something is always interesting to see! From Monday-Friday there is a farmer's market. Plenty of fresh food to purchase as well as the wares of local artists. If you see something you like, buy it! Not all vendors return every day. On the weekend we were in Prague, there was a 3 on 3 basketball tournament to watch. The Square is not ringed with restaurants the way Old Town Square is. There is a shopping center (it boasts 200+ stores), although the way the sign is written on the outside, I had no idea it was a real mall! There are several places to eat in the mall.
There is also a supermarket on one side of the Square. Great place for snacks, fresh fruit, etc.
Beware the segue people. It is there mission to sell you a tour and they do this by offering you a free ride. Once you accept, you will spend ten minutes haggling with them (They don't accept NO very easily.) You can go in the small mall near the supermarket and rent a segue on your own for far less than the people in the Square were selling it.
The Square also offers the local Bohemian specialty - cinnamon rolls. They're available throughout the city. 60 krona each.
Written June 30, 2015
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Thomas L
Canberra, Australia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
When getting cash from an ATM (in CZK 2,000 notes) we were approached with an offer to change these for 500 notes - we fell for it (given our experience elsewhere in Europe with large notes) and changed one note - but we got 4 x 500 notes but not in Czech money (which I think are Bulgarian?) -we found this out when we tried to pay for something. We were advised that it is quite common in Prague (but we weren't warned by our research, transfer driver or the hotel). We reported it to the local police, they also said it was quite common. later the following day we were walking past another bank of ATMs and spotted a man standing at the middle ATM watching the people on either side, he then approached an Italian couple with a wad of notes (different to ours). We warned the Italian couple and the perpetrator slinked away very quickly.
Written September 9, 2016
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RAncuta
Viborg, Denmark35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
Awsome crowded square in centrum of praha. There are people anywhere and there is a shopping center with 200 different stores.
Written April 12, 2012
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