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Encyclopedia > Old Town Square
Old Town Square in Prague, Týn Cathedral in background
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Old Town Square in Prague, Týn Cathedral in background
Jan Hus statue
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Jan Hus statue

Old Town Square (Czech: Staroměstské náměstí) is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague in the Czech Republic. Church of Our Lady in front of Týn, Old Town Square, Prague The Church of Our Lady in front of Týn (in Czech Chrám Panny Marie pÅ™ed Týnem, Týnský chrám or just Týn) is a dominant feature of the Old Town district... Old Town (Czech: Staré mÄ›sto) is a quarter in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic. ... Prague (Czech: Praha (IPA: ), see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ...


Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague's Old Town Square is often bursting at the seams with tourists in the summer. Featuring various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Cathedral and baroque St. Nicholas' Church, the square is an oasis for travelers wearied by Prague's narrow streets. Among many churches, tourists may find the Astronomical Clock on this square, while the tower at the Old Town Hall offers a panoramic view of Old Town. Wenceslas Square Wenceslas Square (Czech: Václavské námÄ›stí) is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. ... Charles Bridge and Prague Old Town Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most ) is a famous historical bridge crossing the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. ... Church of Our Lady in front of Týn, Old Town Square, Prague The Church of Our Lady in front of Týn (in Czech Chrám Panny Marie pÅ™ed Týnem, Týnský chrám or just Týn) is a dominant feature of the Old Town district... The astronomical clock in the Old-Town Square of Prague The Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj (Czech: Pražský orloj, pron. ...


The square's center is home to a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, who was burned at the stake for his beliefs. The statue was erected on July 6, 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Not only a popular meeting place, Old Town Square sees its share of celebrations (New Year's), holiday markets (Christmas and Easter), and protests. On occasion, hockey games are shown on huge screens, drawing large crowds of fans. Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a stick. ...


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Prague Old Town - what to see in Prague - Czech Republic (1796 words)
Mentioned in 1091, it is the oldest of the towns of Prague gained the privileges of a town in the 13th century.
The 65m-tall Powder Tower was begun in 1475 during the reign of King Vladislav II Jagiello to form one of the 13 entrances to the Old Town.
Old Town's ancient town hall was established in 1338 after the agreement of King John of Luxemburg to set up a town council.
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