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Staromestske namesti, Prague

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The heart of old Prague, Staromestske namesti is one of Europe's largest public spaces. The site of the city's main marketplace for nearly a thousand years, the old square features a Gothic cathedral and a Baroque church, as well as a 600-year-old astronomical clock, one of the world's oldest. Tourists and buskers pack around the square's central statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, creating a modern urban atmosphere in the middle of Prague's oldest quarter. The square also includes a memorial to the 27 Protestant leaders beheaded here in 1620. Take a guided tour of the square's landmark churches, and see an ingenious piece of equipment come to life by standing in front of the astronomical clock right on the hour. A visit to Staromestske namesti represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Prague online vacation maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Maybe it is one of the most wonderful squares in Europe. You can not miss a visit to this place. Great 
    Maybe it is one of the most wonderful squares in Europe. You can not miss a visit to this place. Great  more »
  • Prominent for its astronomical clock (called Orloj in Czech) it is a place you can't miss during your travels across Prague. 
    Prominent for its astronomical clock (called Orloj in Czech) it is a place you can't miss during your travels across Prague.  more »
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  • I recently visited Prague and was able to stay just off of Old Town Square and the views are absolutely beautiful! You can visit the statue of John Huss, the town hall, various restaurants, and some little shops scattered around the square. At night, there were carriage rides and live music, and the lit up buildings were completely breathtaking. If I am ever in Prague again, I definitely want to stay in the same area!
  • An awesome place, that's for sure. One cozld spend hours there and still discover more and more details that are amazing. The buildings are beautiful and there are guides all around. There are a few food stands as well with Czech specialties for decent prices. It can get a little crowded every now and then, but most groups just rush on by and leave the place open and quiet after a few minutes. It was very clean, as well.

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