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Explore the Old Town Square - the oldest and the most significant square in Prague dating back to around 1090 when it was just a market. Find out abou...

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Waiting in line to visit a clock is a paradox of wasted time folding in upon itself. Of course, when that clock is a 600-year-old marvel of ...

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15 minutes
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Your 3-hour guided tour begins in front of the Astronomical Clock Tower, where your guide will provide a short historical overview of Prague...

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The Prague Card gives you free admission to over 60 attractions listed in the Prague Card map, as well as on their website and in the mobile...

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96 hours
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This exciting tour gives you a quick orientation of the city. You will visit the most important monuments and learn about Prague's thrilling...

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4 hours
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Explore Prague at your own pace! Cross Charles Bridge, admire the beautiful city castle and the Old Town Square while listening about the Ch...

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Explore the city’s major sights during this small group bike tour and learn from your local guide more about the most interesting parts of P...

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Start the tour in the very heart of the city and head to the old Jewish Quarter, once the largest Jewish settlement in Europe. Let your guid...

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1 hour 30 minutes
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Did you know that Prague is one of the most haunted cities in Europe and a place with a dark past? On this 1-hour walking tour, you will lea...

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1 hour
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See all of the highlights of Prague in only 3 hours! The tour combines sightseeing by bus and a guided walk. Visit Prague Castle, the Old To...

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3 hours
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Join a journey into the past and discover the secrets of the Old Town, its fascinating history and the places hidden below the ground. See t...

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1 hour
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Get out of the bustling crowds on Old Town Square and visit one of Prague's eeriest places. This mysterious area was once the dwelling place...

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1 hour 30 minutes
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Meet your guide in the very heart of the Old Town close to the Charles Bridge and set off on a magical journey through time. Begin with a ro...

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6 hours
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The inside story

Explore the Old Town Square - the oldest and the most significant square in Prague dating back to around 1090 when it was just a market. Find out about its fascinating history as a place for merchants, rulers, executions, heroes and riots.

Old Town Square features buildings from various architectural styles including medieval, Renaissance and gothic styles. The Old Town Hall is the most famous building in the square and dates back to the fourteenth century. It consists of a Gothic tower along with the well known astronomical clock. The clock, known as the Orloj, dates back to the beginning of the fifteenth century and is a huge tourist attraction today for those visiting Prague. It is the oldest operating astronomical clock and every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear and march by the clock.

In the Old Town Square, you will also come across two churches, Church of Our Lady before Týn and St. Nicholas Church. The Týn Church is a Gothic church constrcuted in in the 14th century but was finished in 1511 and is most recognizable for its many spires. St. Nicholas Church is an eighteenth century Baroque church known for its marvelous interior that is a must-see.

One of the more symbolic features in the square is the Jan Hus Memorial. To the people of Bohemia, Hus became a symbol of strength against oppressive regimes. Like Hus, who was opposed to the church control by the Vatican, the people of Bohemia were under control by the Habsburgs in the 19th century, and Hus became the symbol of anti-Habsburg rule.

Today the square welcomes its visitors to see the biggest Christmas markets in the country, and to admire the architecture and captivating street performances. Make sure on your stay in Prague you see the remarkable Old Town Hall, Church of Our Lady before Týn, and try to catch the medieval astronomical clock during its "show"!

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