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Old Town (Stare Mesto)

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number:
+420 774 853 921
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and...

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.

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This an amazing place! Love walking and getting lost in the square. It feels like you're living in a different century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This an amazing place! Love walking and getting lost in the square. It feels like you're living in a different century.

Thank Travis H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely place to visit, just beware, bars and cafes can be expensive in this area. It is very easy to find as long as you check the names of each place you visit in Czech as all signposts are only in Czech and not in English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was there to visit the Christmas Festival and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The Old Town is a compact area and the Christmas Festival was held in the main square. The surrounding area was an intriguing place to explore -- not just the typical tourist sites but to get lost and just meander. Cobblestone streets, wonderful shops, the scent of baking... More 

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Arnold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

loved this place, great beers lovely places to walk to and great food. when on a stag do lots to see and do. Not to expensive.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is nice and has history but there is also a few homeless and people trying to sell you trips. It's a city so expect standard city things but I didn't really find it wowing. Worth a visit walk the narrow streets and grab a massage.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

there are a lot of things you can see walking through the historical old town of Praque.The small narrow streets full of shopw restaurants and pubw will give you what ever you looking for

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk the streets and sit i one of the famous Prague's cafes or drop in to one of the restaurants. Plenty to choose from. Find yourself that corner, which mostly resembles you and your personality. The Old Town in Prague offers something to everyone. Mix with the tourists and the locals, try some czech dish with cabbage and dumplings. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A major site of European past and civilization, the historic center of Prague offers many interesting sites grouped closely together. together with the castle and the historic stone bridge a must for fans of histroy, architecture and culture.

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This is a MUST for your trip to Prague. We stayed in Old Town for three nights in snowy January, a stone's throw from Charles Bridge and just next to the Jewish Quarter. With the Astronomical Clock, street performers and a bustling bar scene all around you, it's easy to get swelled up in the "proper" Prague atmosphere. We've loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In preparation for my trip to Prague, everything I read indicated a visit to Old Town should be at the top of anyone's list of things to do. This was excellent advice as Old Town is a beautiful collection of centuries-old buildings in various styles. There are restaurants on several sides and of course the star is the Astronomical Clock.... 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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