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“Amazing Christmas market experience in the heart of the city!”
Review of Old Town Square

Old Town Square
Ranked #2 of 1,023 things to do in Prague
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Fee: No
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 December 8, 2014

I visited the Old Town from 3rd to 6th December for its Christmas markets.
The atmosphere was lively, with festivities in the air. The market was lovely too- with stalls selling hot mulled wine, honey wine, chimney cakes, chocolates, sausages and much more. In the evening, there were also choirs singing carols and kids doing plays on the stage that was set up near the huge Christmas tree.
The astronomical clock is a stone's throw away. Every hour people would crowd up to see the clock's works.
Right next to the clock tower is the tourist centre. It has all the brochures- state opera, breweries tour, music concerts... you can find it all out here. It has a washroom too.
The people at the centre were helpful too, with the directions as well as bookings that I made to a Mozart concert at the Municipal House.
I would strongly recommend to everybody to buy tickets to the top of the tower (about 110 czk koruna). The views one gets from the top are simply mind-blowing. Just like in the movies, just like in the postcards! Your camera will run out, but the photo opportunities won't!
There is also a lane nearby, inside which you can find a nice place to convert your Euros to koruna without commission.
There are lot of good eateries, pubs and bars nearby. Do walk from here to the Charles Bridge. The route is lined with souvenir shops. Do buy carefully after visiting at least 5-6 shops.

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Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Old Town square is a fabulous part of Prague. It is quite stunning. The whole square is alive with activity and the buildings are superb. Highlight of course is the town hall with its astronomical clock and the tower but the other architecture round about definitely has the wow factor. We were there early December when the glorious Christmas tree was lit up in all it's finery and the Christmas stalls were doing brisk trade. Various other lights around the square made the whole place magical.

Thank Rob N
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

great coffee and food here and lots of interesting people to watch. My second time here but still enjoyed watching the astronomical clock. Prague is a walkable city .. love it winter and summer

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were in Prague for 4 days and spent most of our time in Old Town and New Town. Old Town is beautiful and where you will find most of the historic sights. You can spend a whole day winding through the streets and visiting the shops, bars and restaurants. Walk around and enjoy it!

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Along with Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, Old Town Square sums up the absolute beauty of Prague. I would recommend going to the top of the tower above the famous clock as the pictures were incredible. We were lucky to be there during the Christmas market which was a gorgeous sight as well. Enjoy!

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