Old Town Square
Prague’s Old Town Square is one of two main historic squares located in the city centre. Renting apartments in Prague places visitors in close proximity to this historic district, which is home to several ancient buildings and landmark churches. It truly is one of the most beautiful sights in all of Eastern Europe.
Old Town Square dates back to the 10th century, when it served as the city’s central marketplace; it continued to act as a centre of commerce until the 20th century. As the centuries passed, numerous buildings were erected in various architectural styles including Romanesque, Baroque, and Gothic. Many of these structures remain intact, giving a fantastic insight into the history and traditions of the societies that built them.
The most famous sights in Old Town Square are the Old Town Hall Tower and Astronomical Clock, the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, and the impressive St. Nicholas Church. At the centre of the square is a statue of the notable Czech national hero Jan Hus. The statue was erected on 6th July 1915 in honour of the 500th anniversary of Hus’ death. It was Jan Hus who inspired his countrymen in the 14th and 15th centuries to eventually start the Hussite Wars.
Several sightseeing and walking tours operate in the area all year round, and most include a thorough guided visit to Old Town Square. Many tours even provide transportation to and from visitors’ hotels or holiday apartments in Prague, if the tour is booked in advance. Most tour operators can accommodate large groups with short notice, as well. A typical sightseeing tour that includes a stop at Old Town square generally lasts three and a half to four hours.
Of course, there is plenty to do and see for more independent-minded travellers. Choosing a Prague holiday apartment means visitors can wander Old Town Square at their leisure, taking in the stunning architecture and palpable history at every corner. There are many shops, bars, and restaurants in the area, too. Visitors can take a break from sightseeing and relax at one of the several sidewalk cafes located around the square.
Prague holiday apartments are located in the heart of the city and visitors will have easy access to the Old Town Square. The area is situated in the centre of the city, and tourists can take the metro Line A to Staromestska. Taxis and car hire are also available.