"The Town Center ( 5 photos)" Old-Town Square Tip by nicolaitan

Old-Town Square, Prague: 265 reviews and 497 photos

The Old Town Square, with its magnificent surrounding churches and ancient buildings, is set between a maze of narrow cobbled streets. It has been the central market place since as early as the 10th Century and many of the surrounding Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque buildings are World Heritage Sites. Today the square is used for Christmas festivities, political speeches, and large public gatherings. On a day to day basis, the square is filled with tourists and surrounded by cafes and stores as well as tour guide booths. Along the western side, a long L-shaped collection of sheds selling souveniers and crafts adjoin the Town Hall. We found that, unlike what some have said, prices along this prime tourist location were no higher than elsewhere in the city, particularly in the sheds. The restaurants and cafes, while not cheap, are ideal for a break from sightseeing and people watching.

Image 4 - note in particular the frescoes decorating the Storch House. The image of King Wenceslas dates from the eighteenth century. Below the lower right largest windows the white lion represents the Bavarian coat of arms.

Address: Staromestske namesti
Directions: Heart of Old Town
Phone: 0745746632
Website: http://www.prague.eu/qf/cs/ramjet/objekt/mista/183

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  • Written Sep 26, 2006
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