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Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)

For many Prague residents, Wenceslas Square is its metropolitan heart. When King Charles IV founded the New Town of Prague, he made this the centrepiece of the new settlement. Although the square has had many facelifts since then, it has retained its social-centre role to the present day. The monumental building of the National Museum has witnessed many ground-breaking events of Czech history. It was right here on Wenceslas Square, under Myslbek’s statue of St. Wenceslas, that crowds gathered on 28 October 1918 to declare the founding of Czechoslovakia.

  • Monuments & Architecture


  • Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)
  • Václavské náměstí
  • Praha 1- Nové Město