Situated between Prague’s Old Town and New Town, Republic Square (Námestí Republiky) is one of the main focal points of the city. The large 19th century Municipal House dominates the square, and it is also home to a number of bustling shops, cafes, restaurants, and art galleries.
The Powder Gate is a particular draw for those visiting Republic Square. This ancient Gothic tower sits on the edge of the Old Town and was one of the original city gates, dating back to the 11th century. In stark contrast to this historical building, elsewhere on the square there’s a large modern shopping center that opened in 2007.
Another notable building within Republic Square is the Czech National Bank. There are also a number of market stalls around the square, with a farmer’s market held weekly.
Republic Square can be reached on foot from a variety of places and attractions around the city. To reach it by metro, take Line B to Náměstí Republiky. The square can also be reached by tram, with good connections from Holešovice and Prague 8.