There are lots of amazing squares in the Czech Republic. Squares are an ideal place to stop, have a cup of coffee and enjoy pleasant views. They also often host cultural events such as traditional wine festivals or farmers’ markets.
Here are some of the most beautiful Czech squares.
- Charles Square. This is a charming square located in the New Town section of Prague and is the largest in the city. The square is also one of the largest in the world and considered to be the largest medieval square in Europe. It was created in 1348under Charles IV and served as a park with different footpaths, fountains and lots of open space. Nowadays the square is surrounded by many amazing buildings and serves as a major transportation hub for Prague.
Location: Karlovo Namtsti, Prague
Nearby hotels: Hotel Suite Home Prague, Mosaic House, Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel
Nearby sights: Latin Art Gallery, New Town, New Town Hall
- Wenceslas Square. It is one of the main squares in Prague and a center of business, culture and entertainment for the entire city. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, patron saint of Bohemia and was originally designed in 1348 by Czech King and Holy Emperor Charles IV. It is lined with numerous different shops, clubs, offices and restaurants and features the magnificent Czech National Museum.
Location: Vaclavske namesti, Prague 11000
Nearby hotels: EA Hotel Rokoko, Hotel Meran, Hotel Apartments Wenceslas Square
Nearby sights: Lucerna Arcade Prague, Upside-Down Statue of King Wenceslas Riding a Dead Horse, Old Town (Stare Mesto)
- Smetanovo Namesti Square. Originally a trade route, the square is located in Litomysl and has a large number of Baroque, Classical and Empire style facades. Although city fires in Litomysl destroyed almost everything several times, the city has always risen like a phoenix from the ashes. The arcade was preserved in a large part of the square as well as several architectural monuments.
Location: Smetanovo náměstí 570 01 Litomyšl
Nearby hotels: Hotel Aplaus, Antik Hotel Sofia Litomysl, Zlata Hvezda Hotel Litomysl
Nearby sights: Litomysl Castle, Mestska Galerie Litomysl, Litomysl Castle Hill
- Goethovo Namesti Square. The modified square named after its most famous guest is located in Marianske Lazne in Czech Republic. The dominant landmark of the square is the huge octagonal Church of the Assumption which was built in the Neo-Byzantine style. The fountain adorns the center of the square. At the top of the square stands the “Golden Grape” house where Goethe lived and which today is the seat of the Municipal Museum.
Location: Goethovo náměstí 353 01 Mariánské Lázně
Nearby hotels: Golf Hotel Morris, Esplanade Spa & Golf Resort, Danubius Health Spa Resort Grandhotel Pacifik
Nearby sights: Church of the Assumption, The Golden Grape House, Municipal Museum
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