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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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Love wenceslss square with its shops and bars. However it is functional and pleasant, but underwhelming.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sarah H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for an actual Square you won't find one here. It's just a main road - a bit like Oxford Street in London. If you want to hit the shops then it's worth visiting, but you won't find any culture or things to see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were rather surprised when we came to Wenceslas Square, to discover that it is really a long avenue of buildings and shops. Some of the buildings are beautiful and there are some pretty expensive shops around this area too. We strolled up one side and down the other, pausing at the top to see Wenceslas' statue. Unfortunately the iconic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love wenceslss square with its shops and bars. However it is functional and pleasant, but underwhelming.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wenceslas square is one of the city squares and business and cultural communities in the city of prague. Apparently it's one of the historical site under world heritage site.as it's pre- Christmas. Much activities abound.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would say this isn't your 'common' square and is more like a long street with high street stores, fast food chains and hotels. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the square and due to its central location we went through/along it most days. It is not as 'romantic' if you like as the old town square, however just as fun to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wenceslas Square is meant to be one of THE things to do in Prague. Whilst it has a lot of history associated with it and a nice statue at one end of St Wenceslas, that is it. The rest of the square is just a shopping square about as attractive as Plymouth city centre (i.e. not much) and dull. Avoid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cosmopolitan centre of Prague, it has many excellent restaurants, and all types of shops, high end fashion, stalls and so on. This is where the young Czech fellow burnt himself in protest of communism, and where the Reds stormed Prague in the sixties. On the side roads are all types of adult parlours, from soft to hardcore. So being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wenceslas square is one of the biggest in prague.in the top is the museum.Across the square there are many fast foods and coffee places as also restaurants.It has little houses and there you can buy local food such as sausages,mashed potatoes and drink hot aplle or wine.it also has houses with souvenirs and of course you can eat Trdelník!! you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a square. Shops and restaurants all around. I understand the significance which is why we went but it's not much of a sight. I would only venture over there to stop at some of the cool areas nearby. There's an upside down horse hanging in a nearby cafe and there's a bunch of good places to go and eat.

Thank Angelapeluso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wenceslas square is main square in prague in which all the activities day time stores and night clubs . if you like to party this is the place to be in prague . nightlife is full of actions like sex workers , entertainment clubs , gifts stores and tourists . good advices to entertainment clubs goers leave your bank cards... 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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