The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)

posted on 9th of november, 2011

The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is one of two main squares in Prague (Wenceslas Square is the other, just 5 minutes walk away).

With its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe.

Dating from the 12th century, the Old Town Square started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the centuries buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and political intrigue.

The Old Town Square's most notable sights are the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and St. Nicholas Church.

At the centre of the Old Town Square is the Jan Hus statue, erected on the 6th July 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformer’s death. The groundswell of supporters for his beliefs during the 14th and 15th centuries eventually led to the Hussite wars.

To fully appreciate the beauty of the Old Town Square, sit back and soak up the atmosphere over a coffee or a cool beer at one of the pavement cafés lining the square. Or climb the Old Town Hall Tower for a stunning view over the square.


Comments (12)

Posted by Frank11 on September 29, 2013
Nice pictures. Congrats. I love to walk around Prague and take photos.
Posted by Giannit on November 28, 2011
Thanx to all!!!
Posted by Baldas1950 on November 28, 2011
I like very much these images. I visited Praga a long time ago and I hope to return here one time more. Congratulation!
Posted by Laurasinelle on November 10, 2011
Great images!
Posted by Photosdl on November 10, 2011
beautiful images!
Posted by Egomezta on November 10, 2011
Wow, those are amazing images. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Nero67 on November 10, 2011
Beautiful images, congratulations!!!
Posted by Scaramax on November 10, 2011
Home sweet home:) Haven´t been there for loong time.. thanx:)
Posted by Rigsby8131 on November 10, 2011
Very nice photos. Congratulations!!!
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 10, 2011
Great pictures! I was thinking to visit it on the Easter holidays next year! Hope I can make it!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 10, 2011
Beautiful city and beuautiful images, congratulations!!!
Posted by Defess on November 09, 2011
Prague is a beautiful city at all. There are many nice places. Photograph in Prague can be infinite.
I love this wonderful city.
P.S. Photos are very beautiful!

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