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Old Town (Stare Mesto)

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
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+420 774 853 921
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and...

The heart of Prague, Old Town is filled with many houses, churches and other structures dating back to the 13th century. Notable structures include the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, the Carolinum, the Municipal House and the Estates Theater.

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Gorgeous place!

Beautiful architecture - you can easily spend a day just wondering around in womderful streets of Prague. The architecture is incredible.

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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Beautiful architecture - you can easily spend a day just wondering around in womderful streets of Prague. The architecture is incredible.

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We really enjoy Old town. There is a lot of interesting places, museums or shops. Only one minus is that it is really overcrowded specially with Russians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the architecture in the old town square, busy even in January, and could have spent hours looking at the architecture if it wasn't so cold!

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A wonderful place to visit in the winter. Lots of places to eat and drink. A great meeting point for friends.

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It feels like dream came true. I have visited Prague twice and this place charm doesn't decreases! A must visit in life time and should only stay in stare Mesto if you would like to get old medieval feeling!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a chance to see Old Town Square under the snow cover. It is stunning and simply charming. To get the best view I recommend to go to the nearest hotel "U Prince" get the elevator all the way to the top floor terrace and enjoy your coffee or dessert with a glamorous view you will never forget. I'm... More 

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This an amazing place! Love walking and getting lost in the square. It feels like you're living in a different century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to visit, just beware, bars and cafes can be expensive in this area. It is very easy to find as long as you check the names of each place you visit in Czech as all signposts are only in Czech and not in English.

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I was there to visit the Christmas Festival and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The Old Town is a compact area and the Christmas Festival was held in the main square. The surrounding area was an intriguing place to explore -- not just the typical tourist sites but to get lost and just meander. Cobblestone streets, wonderful shops, the scent of baking... More 

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loved this place, great beers lovely places to walk to and great food. when on a stag do lots to see and do. Not to expensive.

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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