Prague 2016 - Old Town Square

At the heart of Prague's Old Town is the Town Square - a place that has remained virtually untouched since the 10th Century. This is also the most crowded location in Prague - as every visitor to the city will eventually end up here.

The Town Square is surrounded by an impressive ensemble of buildings - the Rococo Kinsky Palace, the Baroque St Nicholas Church, a number of buildings with Renaissance and Baroque facades, and the most unusual building - the Tyn Cathedral in Gothic style- but the of the towers are very unusual.

At the centre of the Square is a memorial statue to Jan Hus - a religious reformer who was burned at the stake in 1415 for heresy against the Roman Catholic Church.

As in other popular tourist spots - there are always street performers trying to capitalize on the crowd. They add colour and interest to the place.


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