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Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)

Historically the oldest Prague square, previously called the Great marketplace. It was here the first merchants and craftsmen settled, to trade and do business. Over time, they built a representative town hall, with the astronomical clock that became the town’s hallmark. Until 1918 the great marketplace also featured a Baroque Marian Column. Unfortunately, after the Czechoslovak State was declared, in early November 1918 this notable work of sculptor Jan Jiří Bendl fell victim to an emotionally charged crowd, who saw in it a symbol of deposed Hapsburg power.

  • Monuments & Architecture


  • Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
  • Staroměstské náměstí
  • Praha 1- Staré Město