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Premysla Otakara II Square (Namesti Premysla Otakara II)

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Address: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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This cobblestone market square, one of the largest in Europe, is lined with...

This cobblestone market square, one of the largest in Europe, is lined with magnificent baroque buildings and 18th-century arched and barrel-vaulted arcades. The Fountain of Sampson stands in the square's center.

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Suddenly, a Great Square

We had been wandering the arcaded side streets and suddenly everything opened out into this square. I could not have been more surprised and at the same time more thrilled. It's... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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Victoria, Canada

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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You definitaly will be there but the view is not the most breath taking. Not wotking fontann and not so many archcitetectionaly interesed places. The squere is avaiable for vehicles and there is parking place.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had been wandering the arcaded side streets and suddenly everything opened out into this square. I could not have been more surprised and at the same time more thrilled. It's a huge place. On the one hand I was taken a-back how few people were out on it. On the other hand, the lack of people really showed the... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nice town square with lots of businesses around surrounding it. Black Tower which dates to around 1555 right there. Nice center monument. There is a clock on a building that played nice long chimes at noon. Not sure if it does that every hour.

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This square is right in the centre and there are a number of hotels and eating establishments directly on the square. The buildings surrounds the square are largely connected by covered walkways which makes inclement weather a non issue. The large foundation appears to run year run as we were there in early March and is a focal point for... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The highlight of the town is this square. A must see when in Ceske Budejovice. The side streets are nice to see and walk around in as well.

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Charlotte, NC
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I expected a lot more people strolling around the square at night, but in November, only on weekends & holidays you see larger crowds. Nice place to look at all interesting building, very safe even late at night, the local police patrolling the square.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Český Budejovice was a day trip for us. This square was not on our to see list, we just chanced upon it on our way to dinner, and very glad we did. It is very pretty and peaceful, not touristy at all. We wished we had more time to wander around.

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Israel
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nothing really to see here. We arrived late in the evening and went out for a stroll, despite the cold temps. We then returned on the following morning - no change. We went up to the river Malse but there was nothing interesting there either. The town is the home of the Budweiser beer, but that was not our destination.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Square is very pleasant with very nice architecture on all four sides. However, the marvelous fountain in the center of the Square is covered up with plywood as some sort of misguided art project. What should be a spectacular lighted fountain in all of our pictures in an extremely ugly plywood wall!! The Square is ringed with numerous pleasant... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What has been done to this beautiful fountain? Obscured by a wall of wood??? Why? Surely you'll scare away tourists rather than attract them! Come on and tear it down! Can't see the full beauty of the square!

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