Old Town Square

Old Town Square tours and tickets

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Things to do in Old Town Square

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Explore the Old Town Square - the oldest and the most significant square in Prague dating back to around 1090 when it was just a market. Find out about its fascinating history as a place for merchants, rulers, executions, heroes and riots.

Old Town Square features buildings from various architectural styles including medieval, Renaissance and gothic styles. The Old Town Hall is the most famous building in the square and dates back to the 14th century. It consists of a Gothic tower along with the well-known astronomical clock. The clock, known as the Orloj, dates back to the beginning of the 15th century and is a huge tourist attraction today for those visiting Prague. It is the oldest operating astronomical clock and every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear and march by the clock.

In the Old Town Square, you will also come across two churches, Church of Our Lady before Týn and St. Nicholas Church. The Týn Church is a Gothic church constructed in in the 14th century but was finished in 1511 and is most recognisable for its many spires. St. Nicholas Church is an 18th century Baroque church known for its marvellous interior that is a must-see.

One of the more symbolic features in the square is the Jan Hus Memorial. To the people of Bohemia, Hus became a symbol of strength against oppressive regimes. Like Hus, who was opposed to the church control by the Vatican, the people of Bohemia were under control by the Habsburgs in the 19th century, and Hus became the symbol of anti-Habsburg rule.

Today the square welcomes its visitors to see the biggest Christmas markets in the country, and to admire the architecture and captivating street performances. Make sure on your stay in Prague you see the remarkable Old Town Hall, Church of Our Lady before Týn, and try to catch the medieval astronomical clock during its "show"!

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Prague Old and Jewish Town: guided tour with entrance tickets, coffee and cake
Culture & history

Prague Old and Jewish Town: guided tour with entrance tickets, coffee and cake

Explore Prague during this guided tour of Old and Jewish Town! See the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Old Town Square. Enjoy coffee and cake included in the price.

free cancellation
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en 

Self-guided discovery walk in Prague’s Jewish Quarter
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Self-guided discovery walk in Prague’s Jewish Quarter

Explore Prague's hidden streets with this Discovery Game. Solve riddles that lead you through the Jewish Quarter while learning about its history.

free cancellation
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en 

Best of Prague by foot and bus with river cruise and Prague Castle
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Best of Prague by foot and bus with river cruise and Prague Castle

Enjoy a guided city tour of Prague and discover it on foot, by bus and by boat. See the most famous landmarks and learn about the history of the city.

free cancellation
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en, it, es, de 

Prague astronomical Clock Tower ticket and optional audioguide
Attractions & guided tours

Prague astronomical Clock Tower ticket and optional audioguide

Skip-the-line to the Astronomical Clock Tower in Prague. Get a short introduction to the history, significance, and meaning of this remarkable piece of medieval engineering, and simply admire the famous 600-year-old astronomical clock.

free cancellation
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en 

Prague walking tour with admission to the Astronomical Clock Tower
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Prague walking tour with admission to the Astronomical Clock Tower

See Prague's Old Town Square, New Town, and the Astronomical Clock Tower. Enjoy learning about the history and architecture of the city and hear its legends and stories. Take in the views from Astronomical Clock Tower and soak up the city's eclectic mix of past and present.

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en, it, de, es 

1.5-hour guided tour of Prague Old Town and Jewish Town
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1.5-hour guided tour of Prague Old Town and Jewish Town

Explore the former Jewish Ghetto and the Old Town of Prague. See synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Old Town Square and its Astronomical Clock.

free cancellation
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en, it, fr, es, de, +1  ru

Hard Rock Cafe Prague priority seating with meal
Excursions & day trips

Hard Rock Cafe Prague priority seating with meal

Buy your priority seating for Hard Rock Cafe Prague with Musement and eat like a rock legend!

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en, it, fr, es, de, +3  pt, nl, da

Prague ghost tour with legends and mysteries of the Old Town
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Prague ghost tour with legends and mysteries of the Old Town

Follow your guide to the dark alleys of Prague's Old Town on this spooky ghost tour. Hear about the legends of the area and see a different side of Prague.

free cancellation
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en, de 

Prague audio guide with TravelMate app
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Prague audio guide with TravelMate app

Explore Prague at your own pace with this TravelMate app on your smartphone. Discover the city through storytelling by local experts in your language.

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en, it, fr, es, de, +2  ru, zh

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Prague medieval dinner with unlimited drinks
Excursions & day trips

Prague medieval dinner with unlimited drinks

Savor a 5-course meal in a traditional medieval atmosphere with unlimited drinks. See a medieval performance including belly dancers, sword fight and fire show.

free cancellation
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en 

The best of Prague half-day tour
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The best of Prague half-day tour

Enjoy the perfect tour to see the heart of Europe on a half-day tour. Admire Charles Bridge, Lesser Town, Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter, Old Town, taste a typical Czech lunch and relax on a boat with drink and cake.

free cancellation
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en, it, fr, es, de, +1  ru

Half-day walking tour of Prague
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Half-day walking tour of Prague

Discover Prague on a half-day guided tour. See the Prague Castle and the famous Astronomical Clock. Explore the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town Square.

free cancellation
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en, it, fr, es, de, +1  ru

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“Wow! What an experience! So much fun! This was definitely the highlight of the trip to Prague! Great food, great fun, would definitely recommend to do this!!”

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