PRAGUE OLD TOWN SQUARE
The Old Town Square is one of the most picturesque places of Prague, its historical centre, the very heart of the Old Town full of baroque style art and gothic style of architecture. Historic records indicate it served as a big marketplace since the XII century — medieval Prague used to be in the path of a major trade route.
The grand Gothic cathedral — the Church of Our Lady in front of Tyn — dominates the square ensemble. Construction of the cathedral began in the XIV century, and was completed as late as the XVI century. A monument to Jan Hus, who was the leader of Czech Reformation, also stands on the square.
Another sight of the Old Town Square is the complex Prague Astronomic Clock located on the wall of the City Hall. It shows not only hours and minutes but also the times of Sun and Moon’s appearances, star sign positions, months and years.
The bells chime every hour and those walking on the square can watch a colorful parade of moving figurines.