The Old Town Square in Prague is a very enjoyable square, packed with tourists and different markets, stages depending on time of the year and if and special festival is going on. The annual Christmas Market on the Old Town Square draws thousands of tourists to Prague every year.
At the Old Town Square there are several attractions to see and to visit. The medieval Astronomical Clock is located at the wall of the Old Town City Hall, and every hour you can see clockwork play “The Walk of the Apostles”. The oldest parts of the Astronomical Clock dates back to 1410.
At the middle of the square you will find the Jan Hus statue which was erected in 1915. Jan Hus was burnt at the stake for his beliefs 500 years earlier (1415).
There are some churches to be found at the Old Town Square as well, the gothic Týn Cathedral which they started to build in the 14th century and the St. Nicholas Church. The entrance of the Tyn Cathedral is a little bit hidden away, but the cathedral is absolutely worth a visit.
As you look for a hotel in Prague, it is always worth checking out its distance from the Old Town Square. This is the “center” so the closer you get to this square, the better it is!
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