As the heart and soul of the city, no visitor should, or is likely to miss the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). There was a marketplace here in the 11th century, but it was in 1338, when John of Luxembourg gave Prague’s burghers permission to form a town council, that the Old Town Hall was built and the square came into its own. Today, it has a lively atmosphere, with café tables set out in front of painted façades, hawkers selling their wares and horse-drawn carriages waiting to ferry ...

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