Old town square, Prague

Night shot of the old town square, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti), with it’s ancient buildings and magnificent churches, is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe.

Dating back to the late 12th century, the Old Town Square started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the next few centuries, many buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and intrigue.

The Old Town Square is one of two main squares in Prague’s city centre (the other is Wenceslas Square). It’s most notable sights are the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock and the stunning St. Nicholas Church.

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