Staromestske namesti

Staromestske namesti, Prague: Address, Staromestske namesti Reviews: 4.5/5

Staromestske namesti
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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 Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. In the pavement of the square are memorial stones marking the execution of 27 Czech lords in 1621, and the Prague meridian.
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Neighborhood: 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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  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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daesquiv
San Jose, Costa Rica645 contributions
Jul 2020
We came after the COVID restrictions were lifted and we were extremely lucky since I understand this city is super crowded and much more expensive (still not a cheap city though).

Every time we were walking around and ended up walking into the square it was very nice to access it from the different angles. The atmosphere here was quite nice and chill.

Sit down and watch people go by and enjoy the place and of course the famous astronomical watch (which is not that big of a deal actually but you are here anyways right?)
Written July 14, 2020
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MrB1967
Cheltenham, UK180 contributions
Oct 2021 • Business
I walk through the square every morning when taking my daughter to nursery, just after 8am when everyone is nursing hangovers, nobody is blocking the way to watch the wonderful clock, even the pigeons are sleeping, the autumn light comes up through the cobbled streets, the waft of coffee is just started, the shops and restaurants are putting tables n chairs out. My daughter and I love to stop and circle 360 degrees, the spires, the clock, the ancient buildings and statues.
It’s a wonderful time of the day, a beautiful city, and amazing heritage, with the network of streets off the square take you all around the city.
What’s not to like
Written October 9, 2021
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gennche777
London, UK31 contributions
Feb 2022
The Old magic Prague atmosphere You will feel there,
Please walk on that streets on early morning, day time, late evenings to feel and to understand all of old city sirit.
Even do not need to visit all of the souvenir shops, but just walk and "touch" by heart ...
You will love that place and will come back again and again there.
Written February 3, 2022
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rdrozd7
Boston, MA594 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
There are always plenty of tourists blending with the locals, so it is usually funny to ask for directions ( like at Times Square trying to find the New Yorker ).
Every structure around has some historical significance, so it is a good idea to do some Google before. That makes You feel like the local (almost).
Never mind the crowd- it never disappears!
Take Your time to study architecture, make plenty of pictures, keep Your wallet protected if someone tries to create distractions.
After circling the Square, leaving Saint Nicholas Cathedral (Hussite church, entrance free, nice classical concerts in the evenings), You might want to exchange currency (cash only), with the best rates ($100=CK 2230) at 2 Franz Kafka Náměsti ( to R leaving St.Nicholas Cathedral-100 yards/meters).
Still some Christmas decorations are present and the market as well. Enjoy.
Written January 6, 2020
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Oct 2019
The Square was beautifully lit at night , when we walked out of a dinner in a restaurant U Modre Kachnicky nearby. It has been a long time that we were passing through at night.

Still crowded , but less so then during the day, it was more enjoyable to walk around.

There was an Ice cream vendor, prominently displaying his merchandise. I only wanted one scoop of ice cream on the cone.
Even though I speak Czech, the man was pretending not to understand. He insisted that I have to buy ice cream by weight, but would not tell me how much .
Very funny, because he thought I was going to get little bit of ice cream for some exorbitant price.
Not a lick of ice cream, just a bad taste in my mouth....and I was prepared to pay steep price, but only knowing it upfront ....
Ice cream by weight ? Its a good thing they are not selling beer by weight - yet :)

Staromestske namesti was beautiful at night , as always ....
Written September 11, 2020
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,534 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I had the opportunity to visit Prague in October 2020. because of COVID-19 restrictions, the city is empty, all restaurants are closed except the ones in large hotels and they are only for guests. Some restaurants have a window open and through which you can order takeout. The square was almost empty, only a handful of people were strolling through. it is a beautiful Square surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and lends it self to some amazing photos especially now when there are no tourists.
Written October 24, 2020
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leedjjck
East Hampton, CT898 contributions
Nov 2019
In my opinion, the Prague's Old Town Square is the most beautiful square in the world. Lots of history. beautifully maintained with the Old Town Tower that one might go to the top for its view of Prague, 360' around! Crowded at the top of the hour for the Clock but walkable all day long, early in the morning or late at night is an ideal time to just capture a quiet moment. A must see when in PRague!
Written January 14, 2020
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany893 contributions
Mar 2020
It is a wonderful historic city center with a lot of old buildings. In opposite to other cities, a lot of buildings are still original. There are also some main sights (e.g. the Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem (Gothic Church) or the Old Town Hall (Staroměstská Radnice) with the Clock Tower. There are also several museums. You can find a lot of souvenir shops and restaurants. Some of the restaurants are totally overpriced, but you also can find some only known by insiders. You can spend there several days, but even a short walk would be intersting, so it's up to you.
Written February 27, 2021
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Adrian's_Quests
Weiden, Germany377 contributions
Aug 2021
A very clean, well kept city center, a conglomerate of spectacular architecture. Several classy restaurants an excellent opportunity to realize the economic power of this historic city along the centuries.
Good taste and fine craving stone, several art jewelries which each can be declared world heritage patrimony...
Written August 18, 2021
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,118 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Old Town Square is a junction in Prague where one way or the other you end up at, inasmuch most roads lead to this square.
I have visited several cities where there is no real city center, but this is not the case for Prague, where old Town Square gathers a melting pot of people, both locals and foreigners. Whenever we are in town there is always something going on here, either a Christmas market with its nice Christmas tree in December, or wannabe musicians and tourists during the summer.
There are several attractions both on the square and in its proximity, hence if you visit Prague you must visit this square and the other city's iconic landmarks.
Written January 22, 2020
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