Destination or Hotel Name
Check In
Check Out
Rooms
Adults
Child
 
 

Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)

home \ Czech Republic \ Prague \ Old Town Square
Loading...

Old Town Square (Staromestské námestí)

Old Town


   From the 10th – 12th century, the Old Town Square in the city of Prague has been teeming with wealthy merchants who sell their products, turning the square into a central marketplace. This has become the heart and pulse of the city. This little town has also been a living witness to both tragic and great events in the history of its people and country.
   
   The old Town Square occupies 1.7 hectares of land. There is a hint of Gothic and Romanesque styles in the architecture as you study the many colourful buildings in the area. This historical treasure of Prague sits amongst a maze of narrow cobbled streets. Located between the Vltava River and the Wenceslas Square, it is one of the main draws for visitors to the city. It's ancient, well-preserved buildings, many of them UNESCO protected, provide many of the images you will see in books about Prague. The Square is dominated by the monument of Jan Hus, one of the most important Czech reformers and nationalists. He was born in 1369 and was the first rector of Charles University. 
    Old Town Square Among others, he simplified the Czech writing rules and he was not afraid to criticize the corrupt practices of the Catholic Church firmly and the Papacy at those times. In 1415 he was declared a heretic and burned at the stake. On 6 July 1915, at 500 years after Jan Hus’ death, the monument now towering over the Old Town Square was unveiled. It is the work of Ladislav Saloud, inspired by the famous sculptures of the French artist Auguste Rodin. Despite the initial outcry at the modern style of the sculpture the statue stands as a monument of Jan Hus symbol of Czech identity. 
   
   Today the Square is a popular space for political speeches, Christmas festivities and large public gatherings. Now, a lot of charming cafes and restaurants, as well as galleries and various shops cater to the needs of the tourists who flock the area. The most notable sights here, easily viewed from the comfort of one of the outdoor cafes, are the Church of Our Lady at Tyn, with it's exquisite Gothic towers; the Astronomical Clock, a part of the town hall; the Baroque St Nikolas Church, located to the west of the Square and many buildings of the Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles. A visit to Prague will not be complete without going to the Old Town Square where the heart of the city lies.

Archibald City
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.6/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Elevator,Internet Services,Facilities for Disabled ,Babysitting/Child Serv
Hilton Prague
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.8/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Indoor Swimming Pool,Outdoor Swimming Pool,Air Conditioning,Parking,Business Centre,Room Service,Fa
Hotel Esplanade Prague
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.9/10
This popular and beautiful Art Nouveau hotel offers elegant, luxurious accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Czech capital. This striking hotel is in the historic heart of Pr
Ambassador Zlata Husa
5 Star Hotels Good 6.6/10
Art Nuveau Style building - hotel Ambassador - Zlata Husa***** is located in the city center on the famous Wenceslas Square boulevard, surrounded by renowned historical and cultur
Eurostars Thalia
5 Star Hotels Very Good 7.8/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Family Rooms,Room Service,Elevator,Internet Services,Restaurant
Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
4+ Star Hotels Excellent 9.6/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Business Centre,Parking,Room Service,Restaurant,Elevator,Internet Services
Palace Praha
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.7/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Business Centre,Room Service,Internet Services,Facilities for Disabled ,Ba
The Charles Hotel
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.1/10
The historical Charles Hotel provides romantic accomodation at one of the best locations in the city of Prague, right in the heart of Lesser Town (Mala Strana).
Grand Hotel Praha
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.7/10
Welcome to the heart of Europe! Welcome to Prague! Go ahead and dare to touch its grand history and you will be rewarded with beautiful moments spent in the city´s centre, where hi
Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.5/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Business Centre,Room Service,Family Rooms,Elevator,Internet Services
Best Western Premier Royal Palace
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.3/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Family Rooms,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facil
K+K Hotel Fenix
4 Star Hotels Excellent 9.3/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Business Centre,Room Service,Elevator,Internet Services,Facilities for Dis
Mucha Hotel
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.5/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Business Centre,Room Service,Elevator,Internet Services,Facilities for Dis
Grand Majestic Plaza
4 Star Hotels Excellent 9.5/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Facilities for Disabled ,Restaurant,Pets Allo
Archibald at Charles Bridge
4 Star Hotels Excellent 9.2/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Family Rooms,Room Service,Elevator,Internet Services,Non-Smoking Rooms
Paris
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.3/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Business Centre,Room Service,Family Rooms,Elevator,Internet Services
Grandior Hotel Prague
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.0/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facilities for Dis
Marriott
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.7/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Indoor Swimming Pool,Family Rooms,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.9/10
The exclusive and charming Residence Hotel Alchymist is located in the heart of Mala Strana, the celebrated historic Prague`s neighbourhood classed as
Art Hotel Prague
4 Star Hotels Good 6.7/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Restaurant,Pets Allowed,Bar,24-Hour Front Desk
Ibis Praha Old Town
3 Star Hotels Excellent 8.9/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facilities for Dis
Hilton Prague Old Town
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.2/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Indoor Swimming Pool,Outdoor Swimming Pool,Family Rooms,Room Service,Parking,Busin
Bishops House
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.9/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Room Service,Pets Allowed,Restaurant,Soundproofed Rooms,Elevator
Alchymist Residence Nosticova
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.7/10
Residence Nosticova, a historic building that date back to the 17th century, is located in a small quiet cobblestone street in Malá Strana, just two minutes from the famous Charles
Hotel Brixen Prague
3 Star Hotels Excellent 9.1/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Family Rooms,Parking,Business Centre,Facilities for Disabled ,Pets Allowed,Bar,24-Hour Front Desk,Non-Smoking R
Barcelo Old Town Praha
4 Star Hotels Excellent 9.4/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Family Rooms,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facil
Hotel Kings Court
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.4/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Indoor Swimming Pool,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Servic
Adria
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.1/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facilities for Dis
Art Deco Imperial Hotel
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.6/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facilities for Dis
Best Western Premier Hotel Majestic Plaza
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.4/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Facilities for Disabled ,Restaurant,Pets Allo


go4travel.net
One Moment...