Old Town Square

The Old Town Square is the most significant square of historical Prague, located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge.
If you want to understand Prague you should first go there.
It originated in the 12th century as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the next few centuries, many buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and intrigue.

The most notable sights in Prague's Old Town Square are the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the Astronomical Clock and Old Town Hall Tower offering a panoramic view on Old Town, the baroque St. Nicolas Church, rococo Kinský palace and at the centre of the Old Town Square is the Memorial to Master Jan Hus sculptured by Ladislav Saloun (1915). Jan Hus was a religious reformer and was burned at the stake for his beliefs.

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, ice-hockey and football games are shown on huge screens, drawing large crowds of fans.