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Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
05-MAR-2017

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)



Step into the Old Town Square in Prague and journey back in time, 600 or 700 years. As you stand in awe, the dramatic history of Prague permeates the air.The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is one of two main squares in Prague (Wenceslas Square is the other, just 5 minutes walk away).With its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe.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.The most notable sights on the square are the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and St. Nicholas Church.At the centre of the Old Town Square is the Jan Hus statue, erected on the 6th July 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformer’s death. The groundswell of support for his beliefs during the 14th and 15th centuries led to the Hussite wars.To fully appreciate the beauty of the Old Town Square, sit back and soak up the atmosphere over a coffee or a cool beer at one of the pavement cafés lining the square. Or climb the Old Town Hall Tower for a stunning view over the square.

Canon EOS 70D
1/160s f/14.0 at 17.0mm iso200 full exif

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Julie Oldfield20-Mar-2017 00:50
Very beautiful. V
janescottcumming17-Mar-2017 13:20
What an amazing looking place.
Dennis Hoyne17-Mar-2017 02:21
Prague has preserved so many beautiful old buildings. a wonderful city to be turned lose with a camera. V
Chris Morton16-Mar-2017 18:04
a good viewpoint
Frank Tran16-Mar-2017 18:01
Beautifully composed and captured. V+
Gill Kopy16-Mar-2017 03:58
These beautifully maintained buildings really are stunning - your shot really shows the square off perfectly BV
Neil Marcus16-Mar-2017 02:55
A beautiful town square.
Ceya15-Mar-2017 23:47
Stunning architecture, impressive scene well captured! V
Helen Betts15-Mar-2017 23:34
This is the view I remember of this church. Excellent composition with the clock in the frame as well. V.
bill friedlander15-Mar-2017 23:21
Terrific shot of the square. You chose a good time to get the shot. V
Charlene Ambrose15-Mar-2017 22:33
Beautifully exposed shot of the square. Not too many tourists! V
Jean Chiasson15-Mar-2017 21:35
Splendid view of this Square scene Jose BV
Stephanie15-Mar-2017 20:55
Beautiful!!!!! BV
Jim Coffman15-Mar-2017 20:53
A very lovely capture, Jose...
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