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Charles Square

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Karlovo NamEsti, Prague, Czech Republic
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A nice square.

Charles Square is a nice area to peruse,it's not really that special but for a nice stroll to the Town Hall it's OK. There are good seating options to rest up on and nice trees... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
Neil K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Charles Square is a nice area to peruse,it's not really that special but for a nice stroll to the Town Hall it's OK. There are good seating options to rest up on and nice trees and statues plus the architecture close by is superb. There are some great pubs and bars close by also and decent transport links. Located in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It's a largish square in the new town that along with Wenceslas square forms the bulk of New town area. Since the entire area was built about 600 years ago, you are bound to come across some historic buildings and monuments. There also is a smallish park in the vicinity. Overall, this place is the only one that I came... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Charles Square in Nove Mesto is one of the largest squares in the world and quite rightly filled with history. Plenty of places to sit and meet up or grab some food with friends and family. Definitely worth a visit to relax and take in the world around you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

One of the four famous squares in Prague. In my opinion least exciting of them all. But, it's huuge and trees in the summer are just in great contrast with all the concrete which is surrounding it.

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Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stopped near a given area. Were her on New Year's - a lot of people, fireworks, pitardy. Many kolichestivo broken bottles. Pitardy explode under the feet and under the wheels of passing cars. But people close to the midnight launch so many fireworks - it's fantastic. On weekdays - quiet place few pedestrians, and silence, broken by the sound... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Charles Square or Karlovo Namesti is a city square in Nove Mesto Prague. It is one of the largest squares of the world and it was the largest town square of Europe in Medieval times. Originally it was formed as a place to hold the cattle market so it was called Dobytčí trh for several centuries. In 1848 it was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Charles Square seems to normal park. Its ok place to enjoy sunny day. Its also quite peaceful place near old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Is that technically a visit? I think it is, we got running commentary, the bus slowed down to show us. Lovely European square, very similar to squares you see in most major European cities, worth a look, and a stretch of the legs I'm sure!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

A very simple park, not much in there, but a nice green space across from a University and in an area full of restaurants and shops. A lot of tram stops cross over there, and only a block from the river. All in all a good park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Nothing special here, just another park to grab a seat and rest for a while, before walking through the new town area.

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theatres. National Theatre near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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