Old Town Square is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague.
I think most tourists visit this square since it’s the location of the medieval astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall which was installed in 1410 and still is fully functional! Every hour the figures flanking the clock are set into motion which tourist crowd around, but it’s honestly not that spectacular. If you’re in the area when the time is right, yeah, go and see it, but I would not recommend waiting 30-40 minutes to see it move (like a lot of people do!).
Besides the astronomical clock, there is a lot to see at Old Town Square. There are some beautiful buildings in that area and some churches with gothic architecture (if you’re an architecture nerd as me, haha) and there are usually a bunch of street performers at the square to be entertained by. Otherwise, the square is crammed with food trucks and restaurants to eat at, and there are a lot of guided tours starting at Old Town Square.
Quick facts about Old Town Square
Name: Staroměstské náměstí
Entrance fee: No entrance fee
Location: Staroměstské náměstí, Prague
Who should visit?
People with an interest in history and architecture, or someone who just want to see all the famous tourist attractions.
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