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Charles Square
Charles Square is a city square located in the New Town of Prague. It was created by Charles IV in 1348 when the New Town was first built, and was the largest town square across medieval Europe. At approximately 70,000 square-meters, even today it’s one of the largest city squares in the world, and certainly the largest in Prague.

Formerly known as Cattle Market, the square was named after its founder in the 18th century, around the same time its central section was turned into a park. This park covers most of the square and is a popular place for locals and visitors to come and relax. It features seven sculptures and a Baroque fountain. 

Among the oldest buildings on the square are the New Town Hall and the 16th century Faust House. Other notable buildings include the Baroque Jesuit Church of Saint Ignatius and the neo-Renaissance Czech Technical University building.

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If not within walking distance of Charles Square, take Line B of the metro and exit at Karlovo namesti, or take any of the following numbered trams: 3, 4, 6, 14, 16, 18, 22, or 24.
Address: Charles Square, Prague, Czech Republic
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Historical Panoramic Bus Tour in Prague

Enjoy an extensive panoramic tour of Prague via bus complete with historical narrative on headphones. The 2-hour tour, which includes a hop-on, hop-off portion, goes to all the major sites, including Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and New Town Hall, among many other sites.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$18.44 USD
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$18.44 USD
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Prague Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Get a true insider's view of Prague with this informative 3-hour guided walking tour. Go off the beaten path to see some sites most visitors rarely experience: learn about the Cubist architecture movement at the beginning of the 20th century, see the first site of Bohemian kings at Prague's other castle, Vysehrad and wander around leafy Charles Square, among other sites you'll visit.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$41.49 USD
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Small-Group World War II Historical Tour in Prague

Discover the battle scars behind Prague’s present-day face on this 3-hour World War II walking tour. Explore the history-steeped streets to see sites linked with the 1939-1945 Nazi occupation and learn about life under Third Reich control. Learn about Prague's resistance movement, view squares that saw parades and uprisings, hear about 1942 ‘Operation Anthropoid' assassination of a top-ranking Nazi, and visit a poignant memorial to some daring Czech heroes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$27.66 USD
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Prague City Sightseeing Tour

Get to know Prague’s top sights on this fascinating 2-hour Prague city tour by coach. Settle into an air-conditioned coach and admire views of Prague’s famous highlights, including the graceful Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, and the delightful, cobbled Mala Strana neighborhood. Learn about the landmarks from the interesting onboard commentary and finish at Old Town Square — a ready-made invitation to explore it independently. One of the most comprehensive Prague sightseeing tours, this is ideal if you’re short on time in the city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$20.75 USD
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Private Walking Tour: Prague Old Town, Wenceslas Square and Jewish Quarter

Witness the best of Prague Old Town and other Prague highlights on a 3.5-hour private walking tour. As you stroll between the sights, hear absorbing facts about the city’s 1,000-year-old history from your knowledgeable guide. Take in the landmarks of the Old Town Square, including the beautiful Astronomical Clock, admire views of Prague Castle and the exquisite Charles Bridge, and visit the elegant Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square, the scene of the 1969 Czech Uprising and 1987 Velvet Revolution. An ideal tour for history buffs and first-time visitors.
  • Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
  • Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
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$55.32 USD
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Prague City Tour Including Prague Castle and Optional Changing of the Guard

This tour allows you to combine a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Prague Castle with a comprehensive overview of the city's highlights and landmarks. During this 3-hour outing on foot and by minivan, you'll see the Jewish quarter, the Lesser Quarter, and the Old Town, then stop for coffee at Lobkowicz Palace. Opt to upgrade with a Changing of the Guard ceremony viewing.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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