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Premysla Otakara II Square (Namesti Premysla Otakara II)

Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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Expansive city square surrounded by lovely historic buildings.

Like other reviewers we really loved this Namesti for its great size, for the beautifully preserved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gregory D
New Lambton
Very nice square, many cafes and pubs around

The square is really nice, nearly all houses renovated (with taste), cafes and pubs are available... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
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This cobblestone market square, one of the largest in Europe, is lined with magnificent baroque buildings and 18th-century arched and barrel-vaulted arcades. The Fountain of Sampson stands in the square's center.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like other reviewers we really loved this Namesti for its great size, for the beautifully preserved and restored historic buildings surrounding it and especially for the total lack of tour groups which plague public spaces in Prague. The very impressive Samson fountain was not operating...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The square is really nice, nearly all houses renovated (with taste), cafes and pubs are available all around.

Thank vaclean
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I took a day trip from Prague to Hluboka Castle, which was nice, and decided to spend an hour or two in Ceske Budejovice on the way back. What a good decision it was! I'm from Prague, so I'm used to traditional and historic buildings,...More

Thank tompaulman
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice square in center of České Budejovice. Place with many garden restaurants and monuments. Amazing are on night, when all monuments are illuminated. On square are very often concerts and programs.

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Přemysla Otokara II Square is the Town Square located in the old town of České Budějovice. It is really big and awesome! For me, it is one of the best towns squares in Central Europe. Really, you can enjoy a lot with the facades and...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I decided to stay 4 to 5 hours here since its not very big square. Its is walk-able from Railway Station about 1km away (20min). We keep our luggage at the railway station locker about 50czk. Then we walk all the way there. There is...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Namesti Premysla Otakara II was laid down already in te 13. century. It is one of the largest main square in Central Europe - it is a quadrat, 113 meter every side of it. There are several restaurants around the square, but the quality...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It is a must location for taking pictures and selfies. This square is the true centre of the city. Every house and every corner is worth to be pictured. Dozens of pubs and cafe offer food and drink with a view.

Thank go_with_uz
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Really nice square to walk around and spend some time on one of the many gardens with the nice glass of beer or wine.

Thank husakj
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My wife booked a yoga weekend in Budejovice so I decided not only to drive her there but to stay as well.... what a surprise the town can offer. It is beautiful and romantic though still very calm.... for escaping from busy Prague an ideal...More

Thank Josef_Skacel_1981
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