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Old Town Square

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) has been Prague’s principal public centre since the 10th century, and was its main marketplace until the beginning of the 20th century. It is the centre of Czech national history and art, witnessing all political meetings, concert bands, celebrations of victories either in the political …

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The Old Town

This is Prague’s most central area with the city’s most popular attractions. The busy restaurants, pubs, and shops are here. During the day, and even in the evenings, crowds of tourists fill its most-visited areas. Yet regardless of all the commercial activity, there are still plenty of small backstreets, giving …

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Church of Our Lady before Tyn

This Gothic church (Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem) boasts spectacular 80m high twin towers and can be seen from miles around, along with the tower of the Town Hall located opposite the building. The church was built in the 14th century and was the primary place of worship for foreign …

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Kafka’s Prague

Even if you have never heard about Franz Kafka and have never read one of his books (novels The Trial, America and The Castle have been translated into several languages), you will surely notice his presence while visiting Prague. T-shirts, posters and mugs carrying the writer’s image are available at …

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Old Town Square to Municipal House Walk

Whereas the modern heart of Prague beats in Wenceslas Square, the city’s past is kept very much alive in the Old Town Square. Although it has inevitable become in some ways a tourist trap – what with its top dollar ice cream stalls, never-ending parties of guided tours, and invading …

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Prague Christmas Markets

Major markets are located around Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square while smaller ones can be found around Havelské Tržiště, Náměstí Míru and Náměstí Republiky. Another one is located at the Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště). But probably the most beautiful is the Old Town Square market where a giant Christmas …

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