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“Great square, shame about the traffic”

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Owner description: This cobblestone market square, one of the largest in Europe, is lined with magnificent baroque buildings and 18th-century arched and barrel-vaulted arcades. The Fountain of Sampson stands in the square's center.
Reviewed 9 April 2014

A magnificent city square, with nice statue and beautiful buildings all around it (including the famous Zvon hotel). Several nice cafes and bars. The only downside is the trafiic, if the square was pedestrianized, it would compete to be the most beautiful city square in Europe.

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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Very large square in the meadle of the town. You can feel space and quite. There are banches but to little. You will see very interesting building of City Council.

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Reviewed 16 September 2012

As the square has a dimension of 133 x 133 metres it is one of the largest squares in the Czech Republic and is surrounded with Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical civil houses and arcades. In earlier times called: Hlavní náměstí, Veliké náměstí, Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Platz, Masarykovo náměstí, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, in 1990 náměstí Jana Žižky z Trocnova. Central on the square the 18th-century Baroque fountain with statue of Samson who is fighting a lion, a stone's throw away from this fountain a "bludný kámen" (eratic boulder) marked by a cross and embedded in the pavement which marks the site of the medieval execution scaffold and gallow (1470), further the 15th century town hall, etc.

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I have spent a great deal of time in Budejovice over the past decade or so, and it is absolutely amazing how the town has been renewed and cleaned up. It used to be a bit gritty and industrial, and served mainly as a gateway to Krumlov and southern Bohemia, but now it is well worth your time to spend a day or two exploring before you move on. The architecture is varied and attractive, and the town is a great way to view a slice of everyday life in the Czech Republic.

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