As with most European cities, Prague is centered around a square. As early as 1091, a market existed at this site. Today, the square is filled with outdoor cafes . . .
surrounded by colorful Renaissance and Baroque houses . . .
home to the 18th-century St. Nicholas Church . . .
Photo courtesy of City Pictures
as well as Old Town Hall with its famous astronomical clock. The square is a hub of activities. During the World Cup, large screens have lined the square while thousands of viewers pack inside to watch the game. Large stages are erected for summer concerts. And often, this is the starting and ending place for festival activities like the one occuring during my last visit:
Nonetheless, one of my favorite things to do is grab a chair under the trees behind Old Town Hall and people watch. The scene seems to change with every chime of the clock!
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