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Wenceslas Square

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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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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Be wary of food and drink prices !!

Wenceslas Square is a must see for the Prage visitor, however local guides will tell you that you should pay no more than 300k for a local meal and no more than 50 k for the local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Stephen M
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think I was anticipating something small, quaint and Christmas card-like, but this was one of the main shopping areas with Debenhams, Marks & Spencer's, H & M and C& A etc. There are also restaurants, clubs & casinos as well as a couple of street food stalls.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wenceslas Square is a must see for the Prage visitor, however local guides will tell you that you should pay no more than 300k for a local meal and no more than 50 k for the local beer, so perhaps it is advisable to seek food elsewhere. There are plenty of shops and plenty of photo opportunities, however I was... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to shop, if that's your interest. It's packed, so it's a good place to watch people. And because of easy Metro access, it's not a bad place to stay. Otherwise, it's nothing terribly special.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not even a square, just a high street. Not even a good high street, preferred the Old Town Square...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our trip to Prague certainly we visited this famous square where a lot of shopping malls and stores are located as well as dozens of restaurants and others. We enjoyed the place. Worth to visit and see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's important to note that Wenceslas square is a very good location to stay in Prague, so it's smart to search for a hotel nearby. It's a long boulevard with shops and kiosks on both sides of the road with lot of restaurants, nightclubs and cabarets around. Additionally, it's only a 5 minute's walk to the old square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really huge impressive square. On one "upper" end is national museum and saint Vaclav monument. This square is shopping destination. One can find Department stored and many Fashion brands with their shops. In one word unavoidable place in Prague

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good location for dining, having fun and sightseeing. There are many options for to stay, dine, fun....touristic but not so expensive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History of the square with the patron of the Bohemian land. You may know it under its original name Koňský trh (Horse Market). It was changed to Svatováclavské náměstí (st.Wenceslas Square) in 1848. There used to stand a mounted statue of St. Wenceslas which was moved to Štulcovy sady in Vyšehrad in 1879. Later in 1913 Myslbek´s mounted statue of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the National Museum at the top and the large Wenceslas statue in front it would be easy to miss the recent historic importance of this area . On the balcony ( sadly now part of the Marks and Spencer shop building ) the huge crowds protesting against the communist regime had that waving of the keys moment which set... More 

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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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