"WENCESLAS SQUARE" Wenceslas Square Tip by acemj

Wenceslas Square, Prague: 159 reviews and 275 photos


Boy, does every European city have its own version of the Champs-Elysees?
Wenceslas 'Square' is more accurately a long boulevard lined with trees and impressive facades. It starts at Na pikope which is the dividing line between Old Town and New Town (Nove Mesto). You'll find tourist information on this street, as well as some gorgeous, Baroque architecture and you won't have to watch out for cars, because it's pedestrian only.
If you walk down Wenceslas toward the National Museum at the other end, you'll pass by many outdoor cafes and some nice and some cheesy shops.
Jindrisska ulice marks the halfway point down Wenceslas. It is a busy street where you'll find a post office in a beautiful palace.
At the other end, you'll run into a giant equestrian statue that appears to be guarding the National Museum. It is appropriately in honor of St. Wenceslas.
The National Museum is in an enormous and beautiful Neo-Renaissance palace. I was much more impressed with the building than the collection inside. I saw an operatic performance that was held on the magnificent staircase of the museum that was much more impressive than anything else inside.

I was here on the day and night that the Czech Republic won the world ice hockey championships and let me just say, that the Czech's know how to party!!

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

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 10, 2003
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