Old Town Square Prague

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The Old Town Square is the central square of the Old Town of Prague. Nowhere else in the city can you find so many tourists as on the Old Town Square (also known as Old Town Market Square). Highlights on the square are the Prague Town Hall with the world-famous Astronomical Clock, the large monument Jan Hus and the two churches Church of Our Lady before Týn and St. Nicholas Church. The Old Town Square is a large square with an area of almost one hectare (more than 9,000 m²).

Old Town Ring, the central square in Prague’s Old Town

The highlight for most tourists on the old town square is the medieval town hall. The old town hall was built in the 14th century, in the first half the town hall itself, in the second half the tower of the town hall.

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Old Town Hall Prague

Particularly interesting is the magnificent astronomical clock of the town hall. The Prague town hall clock has been world famous for many centuries. Not only the time is displayed, but much more: sun position, moon position, date, name days and much more.

Many visitors of Prague also climb the town hall tower. From above you have a magnificent view of the square (picture below) and of a large part of the city of Prague.

>>>  Here you can buy tickets for the Prague Town Hall on the Internet.

The large Old Town Square photographed from the Town Hall Tower

The large church on the Old Town Square Prague Ring is the St. Nicholas Church. The Hussite church is in baroque style (18th century, see picture below).

St. Nicholas Church on the Old Town Square, Prague

Also the famous Teyn church is almost on the Old Town Square, there is only one row of houses in between.

Important note: With the great tourist card Prague Card you can visit almost all important sights of Prague without paying admission: More info here

You should also take a closer look at the large monument on the Old Town Square in Prague’s Old Town. Jan Hus was a theologian and reformer. Today he is a Czech national hero. The monument dates from 1915, Jan Hus lived from 1370 to 1414, he was executed.

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Overview of the sights on the Old Town Square (2 min, English, Youtube)



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