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Old Town Square

As the heart and soul of the city, no visitor should, or is likely to miss the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). A marketplace was located here in the 11th century, but it was in 1338, when John of Luxembourg gave Prague’s burghers permission to form a town council, that the Old Town Hall was built (for further details see Old Town Hall Features) and the square came into its own. Today, it has a lively atmosphere, with café tables set out in front of painted façades, horses and carts waiting to ferry tourists around the city and street-sellers hawking their wares.

Old Town Hall • Staromĕstské námĕsti 1 • 236 002629 • Open 11am–6pm ...

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