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Review of Old Town Square

Old Town Square
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US$19.92*
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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. In addition to the Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, the square is dominated by the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. In the pavement of the square are memorial stones marking the execution of 27 Czech lords in 1621, and the Prague meridian.
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the castle and get value for money go in the morning and avoid the crowds. We went in the afternoon with tour guide and the trip up to the castle was horrid, packed in like sardines, only two stops but really unpleasant . Get to the castle and the security queue long, we all understand why but not efficient . As we wanted to see St Vitus Cathedral and it shuts at 4pm we went in there first and it is beautiful especially the stained glass windows but entire sections closed unless you pay more money and this wasn’t made clear when we booked the tour. There are many sections to the castle and you have to hurry around them so lots to retain. The cafe was so overcrowded with the usual enormous line for female toilets. We saw the changing of the guard which was ok but nothing out of ordinary compared to say Buckingham Palace. Renovations seem to be happening at a lot of the major attractions in Prague and areas of the castle no exception. In my opinion if you don’t go early don’t go.

Thank tracey s
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Lovely , but Astronomical clock was covered up for maintenance , which was disappointing. Restaurants around it a bit pricey

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely square very busy. So much going on. Easter markets with lovely cabins selling local foods. Music on stages and lovely little streets leading off.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

There was a lot to see in the old town square. It is better to see these places walking. There were several restaurants and you may consider a guide to explain the history associated with the different locations. You could feel they are trying to come out of the communist rule.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved it here!! On a recent short break visit to Prague we visited here on a few occasions, the place is an absolutely must!! The history is fascinating!! Absolutely beautiful place to see.

Thank Debbie C
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