"Vaclavske namesti" Wenceslas Square Tip by rich77

Wenceslas Square, Prague: 159 reviews and 275 photos

  Vaclavske namesti, Prague, Jan 2004
by rich77

Famous square with lot of hotels, clubs, casino, change offices :-), restaurants and souvenir shops... I think it has been changed a lot since when Franz Kafka worked here as an office worker, or since when was the symbol of the Prague's spring in 1968. Today there are three McDonalds and parking for cars... This is the monument to Saint Vaclavske and behind the famous National Museum which contains some original statues of the Charles Bridge. In this place in 1969 the 20 years old student Jan Palach burned himself in sign of protest against the sovietic occupation. One month later another young student killed himself for the same reason. Today there is a monument for the victims of the Communism, obviously placed after the Revolution in 1989. This enormous "square" is long about 750 metres and large just 60 metres. In the past it was used as a market for horses..

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 17, 2004
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