"An interesting history" Wenceslas Square Tip by Neit

Wenceslas Square, Prague: 159 reviews and 275 photos

  Wenceslao Square
by Neit

Founded in the 14th century by the emperor Charles IV, during several centuries it was a place frequented by the elits of the sorrounding area. More recently, in 1968, the soviet tanks and soldiers passed along the square to finish with the changes brought by the Prague Spring and to strengthen the iron curtain in the frontiers of the country. And it was here too where the Velvet Revolution took place in 1989, when thousands of students raised against the police. In the balcony of what is now Marks & Spencer, Vaclav Havel formally declared the end of the comunism in Czechoslovakia.

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 9, 2009
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