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The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. In addition to the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Baroque...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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StaromEstske nam. | Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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The view of the spires lit up at night is amazing. Also, the crowds die down somewhat at night, so it feels more like a city rather than just a tourist attraction.

Date of experience: September 2019
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The towers are perfectly lit in the night sky, makes the Old Square look so welcoming. Would of liked chance to go inside, but also time didn't allow. Another top tourist spot.

Date of experience: October 2019
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The Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague and filled with lovely Gothic and Baroque buildings. Many of the main tourist sights of the city are also here including the Jan Hus Memorial at the eastern end of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the favourite spots in Prague for tourists. You cannot miss this square with thousands of people walking around it every day. In addition, it is surrounded by some of beautiful buildings such as the Old Town Hall, Baroque Church of St....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did a solo trip to Prague and spent a lot of my time here! The buildings were wonderful to look at, the people interesting and there always seemed to be something going on! Very busy and crowded but sometimes not so much

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful building, as well as an amazingly big square in front of it. You cannot mis this when in Prague!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It will be crowded, but the square is amazing, all the colors and buildings around it make it unique. If you're going there make sure you climb the Old Town Hall tower, the view is well worth the price.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend going here if you want to see the historical buildings (and Chinese couples taking wedding photos with gorillas and polar bears) in the centre of Prague, but I do not recommend any of the restaurants facing the namesti unless you want to pay...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is probably the most visited historic square in Prague and it can get very busy. But the architecture and atmosphere makes it worthwhile to visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rory_KR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic square, the location for many a grand photo/selfie backdrop of spires and roofs. Yes, it can get very busy esp. near the Astronomical Clock, as others have noted but in my experience it ebbs and flows depending on time. Mornings before 9am were far...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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
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jeegyar
July 6, 2019|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
The photos from Charles Bridge should be beautiful, especially when it’s quiet. To be certain, It probably is best to go there first and then on to Old Square. Before 8 a.m. the Square should not be too crowded either... More
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Response from Marek U | Reviewed this property |
Frankly -- no idea. Just be careful (and don't leave loose ends). ;-) Best, Marek
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from Argod | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Hastal, Old town square this place has a history to it --- nad is very near the old town square
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