Prague – Kingdom of Bohemia – Old Town Square – P4

Old Town Square  is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague. It is located between Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge.

The most significant square of historical Prague, it was founded in the 12th century and has been witness to many historical events. the square is dominated by the Baroque Church of St Nicholas, the Rococo Kinský Palace, the Gothic House at the Stone Bell and the monument to Jan Hus. In the pavement of the square are memorial stones marking the execution of 27 Czech lords in 1621, and the Prague meridian.

The square features buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, which has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. Its characteristic towers are 80 m high.

The Old Town Square dates from the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the centuries buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and political intrigue.

Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall.

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