Wenceslas Square 3.7 rating

  Landmarks

Václavské náměstí is a wide boulevard running down from the National Museum and it's crammed with bars, restaurants and casinos. It's truly the heart of central Prague. All three metro lines cross there: line A and C cross at 'Muzeum' station (upper part of boulevard next to National Museum), while lines A and B cross at 'Můstek' station (middle to lower part of boulevard). Wenceslas Square and the surrounding area was an important place of demonstrations during the Velvet Revolution in 1989. There is a big statue of St. Wenceslas riding his horse in the upper part of the boulevard. St. Wenceslas is the patron of Czech lands, so this monument was the focal point of the anticommunist demonstrations. Just few dozen meters down from the monument, at the place where Jan Palach burned himself in 1969 in protest against Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, there is a marble plate in memory of the victims of communism. The St. Wenceslas statue is also a popular meeting point; if somebody in Prague wants to meet u koně (near the horse) or pod ocasem (under the horse tail), this place is meant. A notable building is the beautiful Hotel Evropa in Art Nouevau style (1906) in the middle of the boulevard.

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About Wenceslas Square

 Wenceslas Square, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Wenceslas Square and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge(1.4 km)
The Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) connects the Old Town with Lesser Town.

Child Jesus of Prague

Child Jesus of Prague(1.7 km)
The famous statue of Child Jesus of Prague can be seen in the Church of Our Lady Victorious of Discalced Carmelite Order in Karmelitská Street.

Jan Hus monument

Jan Hus monument(0.8 km)
That striking man standing atop a patina-green metal mountain in the center of Old Town Square is not Jesus, though he resembles him.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square(0.7 km)
The Old Town Square is the center of Prague's eventful history, dating back to the 12th century when it started out as the central marketplace.

Municipal Hall

Municipal Hall(0.6 km)
The Obecní dům was built near the Powder Tower (a storage place for gunpowder and a major trade route entry into the city) on a site called King's Court where once a royal residence stood.

U Medvidku Beer Hall

U Medvidku Beer Hall(0.6 km)
Traditional Czech microbrewery and beer hall dating back to 1466.

Rudolfinum

Rudolfinum(1.2 km)
Neo-Renaissance style music auditorium.

Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism(0.4 km)
A interesting museum that follows the history of communism in Czech Republic until it's fall with the Velvet Revolution.

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