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Old Town Square

(Czech: Staroměstské náměstí)

Top 3 of 162 things to do in Prague

Old Town Square is the most significant square in the Old Town quarter of 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.

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Top 3 reasons why tourists should add this iconic spot to their itinerary:

  1. Historical Significance: Old Town Square is the heart and soul of Prague's historic center, dating back to the 12th century when it served as the city's main marketplace. Visitors can see a wide range of architectural styles, from the Gothic Týn Church to the Baroque St. Nicholas Church, as well as the famous astronomical clock.

  2. Cultural Hub: Old Town Square is a vibrant cultural hub, with a variety of street performers, artists, and vendors offering traditional Czech crafts and souvenirs. The square also hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including the popular Christmas and Easter markets.

  3. Culinary Delights: From traditional Czech cuisine to international flavors, Old Town Square is a foodie's paradise. Visitors can indulge in local favorites like goulash and trdelník, or enjoy a cup of coffee or beer while people-watching in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

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Old Town, Old Town Square, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Staroměstská (Prague Metro LINE A) 239 m
Můstek (Prague Metro LINE A,B) 286 m
Public Toilets nearby: 18 m
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