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Old Town Square, Prague

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.

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. The Historical Centre includes most of the city’s major attractions and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a tour of the Old Town to understand the history of the city and its notable sights.

The Staromestske Namesti, as it is known in Czech, is steeped in beauty and culture. Step back 700 years in time as you walk past the beautiful Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings preserved for centuries. Highlights of the Town Square are the Old Town Hall and the famous Astronomical Clock, the Tyn Church, St Nicholas Church and Golz-Kinsky Palace.

The Old Town Hall Staromestska Radnice complex was partially destroyed in World War II, but the remaining Gothic and Renaissance style buildings are striking. Take a tour of the interior to see the council chamber and assembly room with beautiful mosaics dating to the 1930s, the Gothic chapel and the Romanesque and Gothic cellars. The most fascinating and famous feature is the 15th century Horologue or Astronomical Clock, which is the oldest working one of its kind. It has a dramatic chime on the hour - the skeletal Grim Reaper with an hour-glass representing inevitable fate sets in motion the procession of the Twelve Apostles, with each appearing in the window. It ends with the rooster crowing, which symbolizes life.

The 14th century Church of Our Lady Before Tyn is a landmark Gothic church with distinctive twin spires that stand out in the skyline of the City of a Thousand Spires. The Baroque interiors hold the tomb of celebrated Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe.

As you explore more of the Old Town, you can see the House of the Black Madonna - the first Cubist building, the Barcelo Hotel with a gilded angel at the entrance where Mozart supposedly stayed during his visits, Estates Theatre where he premiered the Prague Symphony and Don Giovanni, Franz Kafka's Birthplace, and the Charles Bridge across the Vltava.


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 Old Town Square, Praha 1, Czech Republic

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Old Town Square and Nearby Sights on Map

Jan Hus monument

That striking man standing atop a patina-green metal mountain in the center of Old Town Square is not Jesus, though he resembles him

Astronomical Clock

The Astronomical Clock located on a side tower of the Old Town Hall (reasonably enough, on Old Town Square) is easy to find - just wait until a few minutes before the hour and look for a large group of tourists standing around waiting for something to happen! It also one of the most popular gathering places in Prague

Prague Jewish Museum

The Spanish Synagogue

The Spanish Synagogue, so-called because Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain at the end of the 15th century built a previous synagogue on this site, is a wild combination of neo-Renaissance and Moorish-Spain style

Pariska Street

Church of the Holy Ghost

Clementinum

Historic complex of Baroque buildings, including the Library Hall, Mirror Chapel and Astronomical Tower

Museum of Czech Cubism

The Museum of Czech Cubism is in the recently renovated House of the Black Madonna

Old-New Synagogue

The name sounds strange for a building from the 13th century but it was originally just 'New' to distinguish it from an even older synagogue

Josefov

Jewish quarter of Prague