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Old Town Square

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Old Town Square (Czech: Staroměstské náměstí ) is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It is located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge.
Buildings
The square features various architectural styles including the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, which has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century; the church's towers are 80 m high. Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock located on the Old Town Hall. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation. The Baroque St. Nicholas Church is another church located in the square, while the tower of the Old Town Hall offers a panoramic view of Old Town. An art museum of the Czech National Gallery is located in Kinský Palace.
Statues and memorials
The square's center is home to a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, who for his beliefs was burned at the stake in Constance, this led to the Hussite Wars. The statue known as the Jan Hus Memorial was erected on July 6, 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. In front of the Old Town Hall is also a memorial to martyrs (including Jan Jesenius and Maxmilián Hošťálek) beheaded on that spot during the Old Town Square execution by Habsburgs, after the Battle of White Mountain. Twenty-seven crosses mark the pavement in their honour. The crosses were installed during the repairs of Old Town Hall after the WW2, while a nearby plaque which lists the names of all 27 victims dates from 1911. On November 3, 1918, a Marian Column that had been erected in the square shortly after the Thirty Years' War was demolished in celebration of independence from the Habsburg empire.
Markets
At Christmas and Easter, markets are held on the square; they resemble medieval markets. The Christmas Markets on the Old Town Square are the largest Christmas markets in the Czech Republic and are visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors from the Czech Republic and abroad. A tall decorated tree and a musical stage are set up. The markets are mostly visited by Germans, Russians, Italians and British.
See also
Old Town Square execution
References
External links
Old Town Square Live WebCam...   ... (English)
Altstädter Ring - Deutsch -> English  
Staroměstské náměstí - Nederlandse -> English  České -> English  
Староместская площадь - Русский -> English  
Place de la Vieille-Ville (Prague) - Français -> English  
Rynek Staromiejski w Pradze - Polska -> English  
Староміська площа (Прага) - Український -> English  
Piazza della Città Vecchia - Italiano -> English  
Plaza de la Ciudad Vieja (Praga) - Español -> English  
旧市街広場 (プラハ) - 日本語 -> English  
Старомјетске намјести - Српска -> English  
Praça da Cidade Velha - Português -> English  
老城广场 (布拉格) - 简体中文 -> English  
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Current Contest ---Týn Church - Staroměstské Náměstí - Praga
Current Contest ---Týn Church - Staroměstské Náměstí - Praga
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Jan Hus Monument and Tyn-Church
Jan Hus Monument and Tyn-Church
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New Year's Eve (picture edited)
New Year's Eve (picture edited)
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CZE Praha Staromestske namesti (Panna Maria pred Tynem) from Staromestska Radnice vez Hyperpanorama ~4+4~ by KWOT {Subtitle: Earth is a Sphere with a Gold City by KWOT}
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#3 - Staromestske Namesti from the clock tower
#3 - Staromestske Namesti from the clock tower
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Current Contest --- Vista desde la Torre del Reloj - Praga
Current Contest --- Vista desde la Torre del Reloj - Praga
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