Staromestske namesti

Staromestske namesti, Prague: Address, Staromestske namesti Reviews: 4.5/5

Staromestske namesti
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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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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Neighbourhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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Derek P
Lanark, UK289 contributions
May 2022
Lovely gothic architecture and an interesting elegant (but somewhat over-rated in my opinion) astronomical clock. The hourly "pageant" of the apostles is brief and it's a good job it's free. But the square has a lovely European ambiance. Remeniscent of Germany and Austria, and not unlike Spain if you forget the millions of cobbles! It's a very nice space. I didn't eat there as I was warned all the eateries and bars are seriously over-priced compared to backstreet ones, but the restaurant terraces did look inviting and good for people-watching; and plenty of horse-drawn carriages too.
Written 14 May 2022
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Martina
London, UK26 contributions
Apr. 2022
If you haven't been to this square have you been to Prague at all?
This is definitely a must go/must see place in Prague and nobody should avoid it.
It does get quite crowded but it is the best.
Written 8 May 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK610,734 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Without a shadow of a doubt the most visited area of Prague is Staromestski Namesti ( Old Town Square ) .
Founded in the 12th century ,this square contains some of Prague's most beautiful buildings including The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn,Church Of St Nicholas,Kinsky Palace,Old Town Hall,Astronomical Clock,Stone Bell House,Jan Hus Monument ,in fact the square is surrounded by amazing Gothic buildings , it's such a magnificent square visited and beloved by the hordes of tourists who flock to this square ,me included it's teeming with pubs,bars and restaurants ,it's certainly one of the most beautiful squares I've ever visited,I've been visiting Prague for close to 30 years and this square still amazes me especially at night when everything is illuminated ,it's an amazingly beautiful square ,a must go destination if you're planning to visit this beautiful Bohemian city.
Written 6 May 2022
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,545 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The Old Town Square is easily one of the best squares in the world, with stunning buildings and a brilliant atmosphere. This is the heart of the city and a must not miss, it is an incredible place to spend some time especially with a cold pint of Czech beer!
Written 1 May 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Wonderful buildings abound in this old and wonderful square... Impressive and enjoyable to walk clockwise around them and absorb and observe them all. Highlight of visit.
Written 24 April 2022
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Vláda Pro
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Solo
Beautiful square at the city center. You can feel history around you. Amazing location. If you are coming to the Prague you just have to go here.
Written 19 April 2022
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little-miss-magic1
Wimborne Minster, UK459 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
Loved it here! Such a pretty, traditional area with lovely architecture and a traditional feel to it. Lots of places to eat, and lovely little streets to explore. Definitely worth a visit, we found ourselves here a few times during our stay in Prague.
Written 9 April 2022
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Antonio t
8 contributions
Mar. 2022
first time for me in Prague and the old town square it is such a beautiful place. u can find everything u need around old town square !
Written 29 March 2022
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Shay D
3 contributions
Mar. 2022
Very nice square with the clocktower. It also was not as crowded as we were warned it would be, maybe because of covid no idea.
Written 18 March 2022
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Owen
7 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Couples
Please beware of the old Prague ham stalls. They will rip you off, it’s daylight robbery!!
These people sell food by weight and pile food on. They are absolute scammers and the food is not even very nice. I was ripped off sadly and it does reflect on the rest of your time away.
Just be warned, if people voted with their feet and didn’t purchase from them, they would have to take their dirty money and dirty food away! I’m so shocked that these people get away with these scams. Surely the authorities should do something.
Written 13 March 2022
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