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Premysla Otakara II Square (Namesti Premysla Otakara II)

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Address: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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This cobblestone market square, one of the largest in Europe, is lined with...

This cobblestone market square, one of the largest in Europe, is lined with magnificent baroque buildings and 18th-century arched and barrel-vaulted arcades. The Fountain of Sampson stands in the square's center.

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Beautiful Square with fountain; small shops, including a Supermarket called Norma - a hidden gem!!!

I expected a lot more people strolling around the square at night, but in November, only on weekends & holidays you see larger crowds. Nice place to look at all interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sophie0811
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Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected a lot more people strolling around the square at night, but in November, only on weekends & holidays you see larger crowds. Nice place to look at all interesting building, very safe even late at night, the local police patrolling the square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Český Budejovice was a day trip for us. This square was not on our to see list, we just chanced upon it on our way to dinner, and very glad we did. It is very pretty and peaceful, not touristy at all. We wished we had more time to wander around.

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Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nothing really to see here. We arrived late in the evening and went out for a stroll, despite the cold temps. We then returned on the following morning - no change. We went up to the river Malse but there was nothing interesting there either. The town is the home of the Budweiser beer, but that was not our destination.

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Thank wisniak
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Square is very pleasant with very nice architecture on all four sides. However, the marvelous fountain in the center of the Square is covered up with plywood as some sort of misguided art project. What should be a spectacular lighted fountain in all of our pictures in an extremely ugly plywood wall!! The Square is ringed with numerous pleasant... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What has been done to this beautiful fountain? Obscured by a wall of wood??? Why? Surely you'll scare away tourists rather than attract them! Come on and tear it down! Can't see the full beauty of the square!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the main sites, and quite large for the size of the town. I was there in the early evening when it was very atmospheric. Try to find some time to roam around the side streets of the square. Lovely and not very touristy as this town is a bit off of the beaten track.

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Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Seems to be the only thing to see in Ceske Budejovice, it is a nice and quite large square, you can see a lot of nice buildings on it, the best being the Town Hall.

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Thank nemanja1205
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We visited historical city centre of České Budějovice for half day - just walking around and sitting in local pubs and restaurants. It is beatiful place :-) I also recommend to climb the tower to make better photos of the square and the town. You can enjoy shopping, eating and drinking in shops and pubs in nearby historical streets :-)... More 

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Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

main square in the city of Ceske Budejovice, with the fountain on the centre, and impressing building around.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Its a lovely square to walk around, sit at a cafe and enjoy the architecture, weekends though in Budejovice are not too exciting, Sunday is completely dead, but if you just want to sit, drink beer, visit, its fine. Better to plan a trip to Hluboka Chateau to break up the day though.

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