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“Overrated”

StaromEstske namEsti
Ranked #2 of 1,026 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 31 May 2018 via mobile

Old Town Square, now there’s a place, good to walk through for the historic experience, it would be much improved by the Astronomical Clock being back in working order, apparently that will happen in October 18 just in time for the Christmas Market influx, mmmmm. It was sad to see the poor condition of the poor exploited horses dragging tourists around for hours upon end. However ones money is much better spent by walking off the square and into the side streets. I would say there are much better areas of Prague to spend ones time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

It's one of the landmarks of Prague you shouldn't miss. There is a famous astronomical clock. The view is gorgeous and worth to see!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Irina B
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Unless you're on business, you can't miss the Old Town Square. My husband was sorely tempted to go at dawn just to see what it's like without 3,000 people in it - until I told him that I would not be happy to be woken up just for that.
My two favourite sights were the oriental brides queuing up to be photographed and the insane crowds watching a projection of the astronomical clock because the real thing's being repaired.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anne A
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

A fun place to hang out. A lot of activity despite the Astronomical Clock being under renovation. A very good place to people watch.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank smlane4210
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

There seems to always be a lot going on in the Square. Today we saw a marathon of local children playing music, singing and dancing in traditional Czech style. It was lovely. Lots of other things like food vendors, horse carriage rides, restaurants and several churches open onto the Square. In May, it was super-crowded in Prague. Tour groups everywhere. All roads and sidewalks are cobblestone so difficult to walk if you have any feet or leg problems. Also, the astronomical clock is being repaired and not available to view which was quite disappointing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank W8954KRnatalies
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