Old Town Square is nestled between the Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge in the heart of downtown Prague in the Czech Republic. This historical area consists of uniquely architectural structures and buildings boasting gothic, renaissance, and baroque appeal. Old Town Square is a world-renowned location and one of the most famous sights in Europe.
The Old Town Hall Tower and Astronomical Clock are the most prominent features of the square. The gothic construction of the hall and overhead chapel equals the appeal of the ancient clock, called the Orloj, and its hourly presentation of the twelve apostles. The Tin Church and St. Nicholas Church are two of the first historical churches contained within the square.
Transportation into the Historic City Centre housing Old Town Square is limited to electric metros and trams, the nearest stop being Staromestska. Walking is the most popular and efficient form of transit around the area.
The Old Town Square represented the centre of the city’s economy dating back to the 12th century due to its historical evolution of the central marketplace. A statue was erected in 2015 in memory of religious reformer Jan Hus on the 500th anniversary of his death, positioned in the heart of the square for all to see.