Staromestske namesti, Prague

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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  • The old town is beautiful and full of historical sights. Especially at Christmas time. All very festive. The only thing that sights have to be walked. Buses are not allowed in the city centre.
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  • This is the old Town square. In the 11th century it was as an outdoor medieval market and was designed later when wealthy merchants began to buy plots around it. In the center of the square you can see the monument of Yan Hous, the Church of St. Nicholas, the National Gallery and
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