"Wenceslas Square" Wenceslas Square Tip by alancollins

Wenceslas Square, Prague: 159 reviews and 275 photos

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by alancollins
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      St Wenceslas
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  • Wenceslas Square - Prague
      Wenceslas Square
    by alancollins

Though it is called a Square it is in fact a tree lined sloping street that is visited by millions of tourists each year. When the new town was founded by Charles IV it became the home of various markets and the street was formed. In the 19th century a national revival took place and with the arrival of the statue of St Wenceslas the area was renamed Wenceslas Square. It is a street 750m long and 60m wide lined with shops, hotels and kiosks on both side with an area to walk along the centre. It has been a natural gathering place over the years and can easily hold 400,000 people. Unfortunately it also has a more seedy side of a night time.

Address: Vaclavske namesti
Directions: Metro line C station Narodni muzeum or line A station Mustek.
Website: http://www.vaclavak.cz/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 16, 2007
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