Old-Town Square, Prague

Old-Town Square
The Old Town Square, or Starometske namesti, is a place you'll find yourself returning to again and again, as you wander around the old town of Prague. It was the market place of the medieval town.

The Old Town Hall on one side of the square faces the Church of Our Lady before Tyn on the other.

In summer, the square is packed with jostling throngs of tourists.

Something that is not well publicised is, that at the end of the Second World War, before they surrendered, German tanks trundled into the square and, in a malicious act of vandalism, blasted all of the buildings, destroying most of the original frontage. The buildings have all since been restored.

  • Directions: The centre of the Old Town




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