The Old Town Square of Prague
Most larger cities in Europe, including Prague each have THE Square. That one place everyone knows well and is really admired for its beauty. And without doubt, Prague has one of the most gorgeous squares in Europe.
The Old Town Square is a spectacular place, which combines almost every architectural style you can find in Prague. That’s why many people say that it looks like a great gallery of architecture. The center of the square is the Old Town Hall – a long Gothic building, which used to be a seat of Prague’s government in medieval times. A tower which belongs to the Old Town Hall, is well known as a one of the city centre’s great lookout points, also famous for its Astronomical Clock.
Another significant building located on the Old Town Square is Týn church – an old gothic church with two tall towers, nicknamed Adam and Eve.( If you would like to know why, just ask your guide, he’ll know the story behind it.)
Lastly, on one side of the Old Town Square stands a massive statue representing one of the most famous Czechs, who influenced the whole history of Christianity – called Jan Hus. In later centuries, he became a great inspiration for other reformers, such as Luther and Calvin.
The last part of the Old Town Square features the baroque church of St. Nicolas – a piece of art by the famous German architect, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.
Want to know more? Join our guides on a walking tour through the Old Town.