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Wenceslas Square

Nove Mesto (New Town)
As featured in 3 Days in Prague and 6 other guides
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Address: Vaclavske namesti, Prague 11000, Czech Republic

The lively center of Prague's commercial, social and cultural life, with...

The lively center of Prague's commercial, social and cultural life, with shops, cafes, hotels and nightclubs lining its main avenue.

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Large walking street with a lots of shops

Very good place to visit, with a lot of stores and a lot of tourists. You have a lot of buildings typical to Prague to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Enjoy stunning views of the area from the side of the monument! Around the many shops, restaurants and everything you need to tourists!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good place to visit, with a lot of stores and a lot of tourists. You have a lot of buildings typical to Prague to see.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If one wants to see some of the most amazing buildings in an enfilade down a well kept surrounding, this is one of the places to come in Prague! The square is rather grand, and extends itself for quite a few blocks! The buildings are always amazing, on other side, and the perspective was perfectly calculated! With the Wenceslas Monument... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This square is very interesting, lots of historic buildings and history associated with it. Two Christmas markets and the lovely carol singers at top. Prague has a lot of history, not all good, but this square is worth a vist. If you have time enjoy a hot chocolate or beer or wine! in the static tram car in middle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In addition to historical meaning, this place is also good for shopping. You'll get a lot of shops around both small and big. Good place to look for souvenirs also. Easy to get to old and new towns from here.

Thank Eugene G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This applies to both the permanent stalls at top end, towards Old town. Title says it all, first experience we got old dry lamb sausages, second time the staff deliberately short-changed both me and another couple! They rang up the right amount but then gave incorrect change, corrected it both times when challenged but clearly their way if getting an... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this part of town. Many important historical events happened here from the declaration of the independent republic of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the sacrifice of Jan Palach and the beginning of the Velvet Revolution. The end of WWII was announced at the square in 1945. The bronze equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas is also a popular meeting point.... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most interesting part of the Square is the information about its history set out on boards around a derelict building site. This shows how the Square is a symbol of Czech freedom, but otherwise little of any merit.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wonderful statue of Wenceslas that sits on an open pathway to the city. Reading about the area you will learn that many events that changed the country happened in this area.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although an historical place, this is not as rich as other places in Prague. It has outside stalls selling hot food and hot wine.

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theatres. National Theatre near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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