The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a city that is densely laden with historical architecture, making it one of the most breath-taking metropolitan landscapes in the world. It is the fourteenth largest city in the world, and the largest city in central Europe. Prague is infamous as a cultural, economic and political hub, but is infinitely more relevant for its historical heritage as the city was founded during the Romanesque eras and flourished during the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. If one were to visit Prague’s infamous Old Town Square, one can easily catch glimpses of the colourful history that Prague possesses.
The Old Town Square is a staple in most Europe Package Tours by recognized entities such as Freedom Holidays, and continually attracts many tourists due to her picturesque architecture and unique insight into the culture of central Europe.
Arguably, the most notable feature of the Old Town Square is the legendary astronomical clock, which is the oldest still-functioning apparatus of its kind in the world. In the heart of Old Town Square lies the statue of Jan Hus within the memorial that was built in honour of him, on July 6th 1915 on the five hundredth anniversary of his death. A very similar memorial is also present in front of the Old Town Hall, in memory of Jan Jesenius and Maxmilian Hostalek who were beheaded on that spot by the Habsburgs, following the Battle of White Mountain.
The best time to visit the Old Town Square is during Christmas when the markets appear, resembling the markets of medieval times. The Old Town Square markets are the largest in all of the Czech Republic and attract thousands of visitors both from the surrounding areas as well as abroad. If you take a visit to Old Town Square, you’re guaranteed to experience culture and history like never before.
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