Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Old Town is usually the first stop for any visitor. Old Town Square, its gorgeous houses, and the astronomical clock are blockbuster attractions. On the other hand, the north end of Wenceslas Square—its base, the opposite end from the statue and the museum—is also a good place to begin a tour of Old Town. This "T" intersection marks the border between the old and new worlds in Prague. A quick glance around reveals the often jarring juxtaposition: centuries-old buildings sit side by side with modern retail names like Benetton and Starbucks.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem
The twin-spired Týn Church is an Old Town Square landmark and one of the city's best examples of Gothic architecture.…Learn More >
This is a center of Prague life for tourists and locals alike. Hundreds of visitors gravitate here throughout the day…Learn More >
Dům U černé Matky boží
In the second decade of the 20th century, young Czech architects boldly applied cubism's radical reworking of visual space to…Learn More >