Old Town Square

Prague Old Town Sqaure kiosks (www.free-city-guides.com)

For us, this square simply IS Prague.  It’s a beautiful cobbled space surrounded by historic and attractive buildings and dominated by the incredible gothic towers of the Tyn Church on one side and the Old Town City Hall on the other.  It’s like stepping back in time by hundreds of years just being here with gas lit lanterns and narrow alleyways leading away from the square. At many times of the year, you’ll find markets and fairs in the square, notably at Christmas time.  This is an extract from our free Prague City Guide.

Prague Old Town Square walkway (www.free-city-guides.com)
One of the narrow walkways to the Old Town Square, Prague

The photo below was taken at the foot of the Old Town Hall tower looking away from the Tyn Cathedral.  This is just one of many open areas that lead away from the square along the various thoroughfares.  As such the shape the Old Town Square is actually really irregular, due mainly to the buildings being constructed at different times.  There’s easily 700 years of visible history in the square though.  Other highlights in square include the famous Astronomical Clock which is located on the wall of the Old Town Hall and the statue right in the centre of religious reformer Jan Hus, who was burned at the stake for his beliefs. The Old Town Square is featured in the Prague In One Day Sightseeing Tour.

Prague old town square people walking (www.free-city-guides.com)


Address: Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic


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Old Town Square – Wikipedia
Prague In One Day Sightseeing Tour – Features the Old Town Square
Prague Guide Books – Amazon.co.uk