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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: +420-774853921
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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An ancient impressive city

Prague is probably one of the most impressive cities that I have visited. It is filled with ancient and beautiful buildings along with modern architecture almost seamlessly. The... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Prague is probably one of the most impressive cities that I have visited. It is filled with ancient and beautiful buildings along with modern architecture almost seamlessly. The taxi drivers in old town are cheats and cut throats. Use uber because you know what you are getting for a reasonable price.

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Prague is beautiful to visit and this square is precious. A must if you visit the city. In December it was decorated with a Christmas market. Adorable!

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I really liked the old town of Prague, there are a lot of tourists of course, but it's not so disturbing than for example in London, because there is something interesting and worth visiting on every corner and on every narrow street. Very good place for kids and for adults as well.

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A wonderful city, full of Gothic buildings. It's easy to get around the sights, whether on foot, bus, or tram, and there are plenty of great restaurants all reasonably priced.

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Berwick Upon Tweed, England
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Very quaint with loads of eating places. Total history, make sure you take a camera.Prices much lower away from old town square area. Use hop on hop off buses to see most areas quickly.

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This is a great place to wander around and get lost. Quite small an never really lost. Might bump into an 800 yr old building.

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You can start early by going over the Charles Bridge. You must see the Jewish cemetery and Synagogue. Spend some time and enjoy a refreshment in the Old Town Square. So much to see a do here.

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Loved this square. Many historical stories to be told here. Lots of shopping and restaurants, although they are tourist priced

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Old town is a most attractive places, so many things to see, park, church, restaurents, bridges. Everything is so beautiful

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was dissapointed. the astonomical clock was not partic exciting. the cafes were over priced and full - go down a back street off the main square and get better cheaper food. the cobbles are very uneven - I tripped and went flying. beware the segways -they are not legal! thought krakow was a much more beautiful square.

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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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