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Old Town Square (Staromestské námestí) free

Prague
Old Town Square (Staromestské námestí)
  • Type: Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.4)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 2.5 (2.5)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
About these ratings

Old Town Square is a popular spot in Prague, with travelers flocking here in droves for its beautiful architecture, colorful history and vibrant atmosphere.

Fodor's says: "The hype about Old Town Square is completely justified. Picture a perimeter of colorful baroque houses contrasting with the sweeping old-Gothic style of the Týn church in the background. The unexpectedly large size gives it a majestic presence as it opens up from feeder alleyways." One of the highlights here is the Prague Astronomical Clock, a beautiful timepiece dating back to the 1400s.

There are also several restaurants to be found here (especially in the summer when the outdoor places set up shop), but recent travelers say that they tend to be of the overpriced variety. A nice alternative to having lunch would be to stop for a coffee or a beer on one of the patios. Take some time to just sit back and do a little bit of people-watching.

The Old Town Square area is accessible from the Staromestská metro stop.

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