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Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)
Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

Prague Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestí)

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Prague, Czech Republic

The Basics

The best way to explore Old Town Square is on foot—join the crowds wandering and sipping coffee in streetside cafés, admire the intricate architecture, or join a group walking tour of the city to benefit from the experience of an expert guide. Most Prague tours pass through the square on the way to nearby attractions such as Wenceslas Square, the Charles Bridge, or the Jewish Quarter. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group or private tour, or combine an Old Town walking tour with a visit to Prague Castle, a sightseeing cruise along the Vltava River, or a traditional Czech lunch.

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Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
star-4.5
$18.24 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing Tour!
Fantastic tour! Me and my girlfriend did this on Sunday 19th June at 8:30pm and we’re very glad we did so. Allen was a very kind, welcoming, knowledgable and passionate tour guide and we feel very lucky to have had him tell us the stories across the various stops. Would highly recommend!
Scott_P, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

star-5
Ghosts and Legends
pfarina, Jun 2022
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
Our tour guide Evzenie was excellent. As a supernatural fiction author (philfarinaauthor.com) I am very well tuned into ghost tours and this one was fun. More history and legends than ghosts but a great tour. I highly recommend
star-4
Did not finish
Steven_K, Jun 2022
Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour
Not fair to rate as we could only go a short time, as my wife could not keep up do to health issues.
star-5
Prague
Elizabeth_C, Jun 2022
Private Custom Tour: Half-Day Tour of Prague Castle and Old Town
Our tour guide Miriam was very knowledgeable and she explained to us very well each place we went to. It was short but well explained and the whole tour was a very nice experience. Thank you to Miriam and the driver.
star-5
Nice experience
Tatiana_R, Jun 2022
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
I really recommend this tour. Our guide David was excellent. Interesting stories and a lot of fun 😀.
star-5
We had a great city...
Jennifer_L, Jun 2022
Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour
We had a great city overview during this tour! Our guide, Michal, was very knowledgeable on the city history and answered all our questions. He also gave us many tips on how to best spend our time in Prague. This tour is a must for everyone spending a short-time in the city.
star-5
Prague tour
Denise_H, Jun 2022
Prague Private Custom Full-Day Tour: Prague Castle and Old Town
Hannah was great, she was very knowledgeable and took exactly where we wanted to go! Thank you very much!
star-5
It was lots of fun,...
Alice_C, May 2022
Walking Night Tour - Ghost Stories and Legends of Prague's Old Town
It was lots of fun, actually better than I expected. The guide was so nice, a great experience indeed.
star-5
The tour with Victoria was awesome!
Katherine_L, Jun 2022
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
I was on a tour with Victoria and the tour was outstanding. Victoria was very knowledgeable and told the stories with a sense of humor. She was really engaging with the group and we had a great time.
star-5
Awesome and engaging!
Christian_C, May 2022
Walking Night Tour - Ghost Stories and Legends of Prague's Old Town
Awesome! Very good storyteller, and fun stories and legends about Prague. Really helped to contextualise some of the stuff we were seeing, and helped me to appreciate the history better
star-5
Prague ghost tour
dmetzcus, Jun 2022
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
Carl was a great tour guide. Tour was very engaging, I format and fun. My kids were still talking about it the next day. I would highly recommend it!
star-5
Victoria was Fab!!
Samantha_C, Jun 2022
Prague Ghosts and Legends of Old Town Walking Tour
Victoria made the tour very fun! Sorry I didn’t get any ghosts in my photographs this time but keep up the good work and enjoy the cookies😉
star-5
GOAT
Victor_V, May 2022
Prague Old Town New Town and Jewish Quarter Morning Tour
The tour was comprehensive, clear, and interesting. Michal spoke great English and he was really friendly.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots are available in the Old Town area.

  • Parking is scarce in Old Town and many streets are one-way or pedestrian-only, so it’s best to walk or use public transport.

  • Many of the attractions around Old Town Square are wheelchair accessible, but its best to check in advance.

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How to Get There

Prague Old Town Square is located at the center of Old Town on the east bank of the Vltava River. It can be reached on foot from Lesser Town and New Town. The nearest tram stop is Staromestska, and the Staromestska, Namesti Republiky, and Mustek metro stations are all a short walk away.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Most tour guides time their arrival at Old Town Square to see the astronomical clock display, which occurs at the turn of every hour, but you can admire the square’s grand architecture anytime. It can get extremely busy during the day, especially during the peak summer months, so opt for an early morning visit to avoid crowds. Visit the square after dark to see the buildings dramatically illuminated, or stop by during the festive holiday season, when the square hosts the city’s main Christmas market.

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Landmarks of Prague’s Old Town Square

Strolling around Old Town Square makes for an impressive walking tour, with magnificent buildings on every corner. Notable monuments include the Old Town Hall, famous for its Gothic facade and intricate astronomical clock; the Tyn Cathedral; the baroque Church of St. Nicholas; the Rococo Kinský Palace; and the Jan Hus statue.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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