Prague Old Town Square
Introduction to the Prague Old Town Square
Most larger cities in Europe, including Prague each have THE Square. That one place everyone knows well and really admires for its beauty. And without doubt, the Old Town Square of Prague has to be one of the most gorgeous squares in Europe.
As can be seen, the Prague Old Town Square is a spectacular place. It combines almost every architectural style you can find in Prague. Of course that’s why many people say that it looks like a great gallery of architecture. In the center of the square is the Old Town Hall. This is a long Gothic building, which used to be a seat of Prague’s government in Medieval Times. Moreover the tower which belongs to the Old Town Hall, is well known as a one of the city’s great lookout points. Climb the stairs for an amazing view over the city and beyond. It’s also famous for its Astronomical Clock.
Another significant building located on the Old Town Square is Týn church. This is an old Gothic church with two tall towers, with the nicknames, Adam and Eve. If you would like to know why, just ask your guide and he’ll tell you the story behind it.
On one side of the Prague Old Town Square stands a massive statue representing one of the most famous Czechs. Generally speaking, his influence was to effect the whole history of Christianity. He was Jan Hus. In later centuries, he became a great inspiration for other reformers, such as Luther and Calvin.
Finally the last part of the Old Town Square features the Baroque church of St. Nicolas. This is a piece of art by the famous German architect, Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.
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