Old Town Square

Old Town Square



Staromestske Namesti, Prague 1

The Square is definitely the most important square of the city together with the oldest one. The square was formed already in the 10th century as a market place. However, also it was the most popular gathering place of the city and a place where executions were taking place in the middle Ages. Moreover, it is the place where you would also find some of the oldest buildings in Prague, for example the stone House of the Stone Bell, which comes from the early 14th century. The Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock is situated here. The beautiful gothic Church of Our Lady before the Tyn (called only Tyn Church) is the dominant of the whole square. The church is called after the Tyn courtyard – Ungelt –, which you would find behind it. At the bottom of the square lies another church – the Baroque Church of St. Nicholas finished in 1737. The monument of John Hus, a reformer who introduced a reformed protestant church in our country, lies in the middle of the square.

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Tour sights

  1. Prague Castle
  2. St. Vitus Cathedral
  3. Strahov Monastery
  4. Schwarzenberg Palace
  5. Hradcany Square
  6. St. George Basilica
  7. Archbishop Palace
  8. Castle Gardens
  9. Breathtaking Viewpoint
  10. Nerudova Street
  11. St. Nicholas Church
  12. Infant Jesus of Prague
  13. Knights of Malta
  14. Lennon´s Wall
  15. Kampa Island
  16. Certovka Canal
  17. Charles Bridge
  18. Mozart & Prague
  19. King´s Coronation Way
  20. Clementinum
  21. Astronomical Clock
  22. Old Town Square
  23. Tyn Church
  24. Prague Cubism
  25. Powder Gate
  26. Old Town Bridge Tower
  27. Carolinum
  28. Old Jewish Cemetery
  29. Old New Synagogue
  30. Former Jewish Town Hall
  31. Jewish Ceremonial Hall
  32. Pinkas Synagogue
  33. Maisel Synagogue
  34. Spanish Synagogue
  35. Paris Street
  36. Franz Kafka House