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Old Town (Stare Mesto)

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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 774 853 921
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and...

The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and other structures dating back to the 13th century. Notable structures include the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Carolinum, the Municipal House and the Estates Theater.

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Beautiful architecture surrounding the square. Plenty of interesting buildings, restaurants and shops to look around. The Christmas market was excellent and there was a great... read more

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful architecture surrounding the square. Plenty of interesting buildings, restaurants and shops to look around. The Christmas market was excellent and there was a great atmosphere. The whole experience was memorable.

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A long awaited visit to Prague for myself and 5 friends, has left us in complete awe of this wonderful place and along with the many other sites we visited the Old Town was a absolute to delight to walk around...memorable.

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Beautiful city. Top of our list for cities visited. Exactly what you imagine, strolling down the cobblestone streets and people everywhere !

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Lovely square all pedestrianised great. Lots of mulled wine & food at xmas market . Clock goes off on the hour so very busy in the square then

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In December the market is full of activity, though most stalls are repetitive - great for mulled wine, snacks and Christmas gifts and decorations. The Churches which surround are all worth visiting due to their historical and architectural significance, in particular St Nicholas Hussite Church with its beautiful ceilings, huge chandelier and daily concerts.

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One of the most beautiful squares in the world with the wonderful season Christmas Markets all around at this time of the year a very well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing character and sites. This is really the #1 must see if you are in Prague. Great place to have lunch and people watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christmas markets, lovely atmosphere, Christmas tree light show at half past the hour. Really sets the Christmas mood.

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This City is a must see for any one who travels in Europe. The history, both ancient and modern is everywhere. The Jewish Quarter is a lesson in both the traditions and tragedies of the culture and religion. The only thing that was out of place was the large tour groups that did not show the respect to places of... More 

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The Architecture is second to none with probably very few matches in the world. I just feel it is a shame that they make a market out of such an impressive square and would have thought it should be left alone in its original state

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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