Old Town Square Tavel Guide

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  • Old Town Square Tavel Guide

Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge , Old Town Square (Czech: Staroměstské náměstí is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, which features various architectural styles including the Gothic Týn Church and baroque St. Nicholas Church.

Among many churches, tourists may find the Prague Astronomical Clock on this square, while the tower at the Old Town Hall offers a panoramic view of Old Town shop. An art museum of the Czech National Gallery is located in Kinský Palace.

The square's center is home to a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, who for his beliefs was burned at the stake in Constance. The statue known as the Jan Hus Memorial was erected on July 6, 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. On November 3, 1918, a Marian Column that had been erected in the square shortly after the Thirty Years' War was demolished in celebration of independence from the Habsburg empire.