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"Vaclavske Namesti" Wenceslas Square Tip by Pieter11

Wenceslas Square, Prague: 159 reviews and 275 photos

  Vaclavske Namesti
by Pieter11
  • Vaclavske Namesti - Prague
      Vaclavske Namesti
    by Pieter11
  • Vaclavske Namesti - Prague
      Vaclavske Namesti
    by Pieter11

The Wencelas Square or Vaclavske Namesti has been a centre in Prague for centuries. First of all it always have been a business centre. It started as a horse market in the 14th century and throughout the years more and more activities were added. During the communism there were large warehouses here with names as "Shoe-house" and "Fashion-house". And after the fall of the Communism western companies moved in.

But especially historically this square always had an important role. In modern times it started in 1939, when this was the place where Nazi-Germany celebrated its victory in Czech Republic. After the war, it had the same function for the Soviet troops that were moving in. In 1968, during the short rebellion against the Communistic Party, Vaclavske Namesti was the place where the people of Prague stood up against the Soviet-tanks, and finally during the Velvet Revolution in 1989 this was the place where hunderds of thousands of people celebrated their liberty.

Today the Champs Elysees of Czech Republic is a nice centre of the area. The beautiful museum at the end of it and the pieces of modern art make it to a pleasant street to walk along.

Address: Vaclavske namesti
Directions: Metro line C station Narodni muzeum or line A station Mustek.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 29, 2006
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