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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
1/500s f/7.1 at 17.0mm iso200 full exif

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Fabienne05-Apr-2017 19:51
Cette place est magnifique avec ces bâtiments à l'architecture raffinée.
janescottcumming17-Mar-2017 13:23
Wow, that's beautiful. V
danad17-Mar-2017 09:03
Fine light and capture. V.
Nirvan Hope17-Mar-2017 03:52
A beautiful old town square. It's wonderful there are no commercial signs!
Neil Marcus17-Mar-2017 03:31
An impressive gruop of buildingds
Dan Opdal17-Mar-2017 01:31
Stunning! V
bill friedlander16-Mar-2017 23:18
Very elegant and refined architecture. V
Frank Brault16-Mar-2017 23:17
A gorgeous town square. Love the architecture, mood and exquisite light. A fine composition. V
Jim Coffman16-Mar-2017 20:50
Wow, impressive capture, Jose!
Ton T.16-Mar-2017 20:42
Wow! Impressive image of this square and buildings V
laine16-Mar-2017 20:40
Lovely architecture
MarcViskens16-Mar-2017 20:29
very nice José
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