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Old Town Square
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The architecture is amazing, and each building is prettier than the last. Prepare to walk, and enjoy all the window shopping!

Thank Melissa G
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Not to be confused with the Church of St. Nicholas found across the river in the Mala Strana district, there is another famous church in Prague called the Church of St. Nicholas, which is found directly on the Old Town Square.

This is smaller church, styled in Baroque architecture that has been on the square since 1735, built upon the grounds of a much older Gothic church from the 13th century. Inside you can see an impressive chandelier that helps provide lighting for the nice ceiling frescos and stucco decor. The Church of St. Nicholas is also used for nightly concerts which can be purchased at the door upon entry.

In the end, while not one of our favourite church visits in the city, it is easy to stop by and see the Church of St. Nicholas on the Old Town Square. We spent no more than 15 minutes during our visit.

Other attractions on the Old Town Square, which you can visit as well include the very nice Church of the Virgin Mary before Tyn, the Goltz-Kinsky Palace, the Jan Hus Statue as well as the Old Town Hall building, where you find Orlog - The 'Astronomy Clock'.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Old Town is beautiful part of Prague filled with visitors from all around the world. Old buildings, churches blended with great restaurants and their different cuisines. Old Town Square, Clock Tower, St. Nikolaus Church, Jan Hus Statue, little streets with this great atmosphere that never leaves. Through the year there are seasonal markets (Christmas Market, Easter Market, Summer Events and much more). Walk! Do not use any form of transportation in downtown. Prague is the Capital and it is big but the historical part is so beautiful that you don't want to miss any of it. Get yourself some treat in Old Town and soak the atmosphere, you can walk any direction (Vltava river, Parizska Street, shopping mall at Namesti Republiky or Vaclavske Sq.) and you will see beauty. What you probably wont see is typical Czech citizens, but for City lovers this is the place to be. History, food, beer, clubs, party, art, Prague and Old Town especially is got it all! I love that place and no matter how many times I have been there and how much time I have spent there, I will be coming back. It is so beautiful that I got married in St. Nicolas Church <3

1  Thank Renous_12
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This square is the "middle" of town. You can sit there all day and just enjoy what is happening. From there you will find any number of things to see, do, eat, and wonder around. Most any day the square has hundreds of perhaps thousands of people wandering around - it's huge. From here you can go out in most any direction and enjoy the city, new stuff and old stuff.

Thank JoelY55490
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Take the subway to any stop in "old town" get off and start your own private tour. You don't really need a guided tour, because there is way too much to see and if you don't just do it yourself you probably will see too little of too much to be able to remember what you saw. Get a map from your hotel, and spend a few Crowns on a guide book, and read thru it in the evening. You will thank yourself over and over. There are so many places to go it is unbelievable.

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