Old Town Square
Old Town Square is the centre of Prague Old Town, one of the oldest districts in the city and a popular tourist destination. Many houses at and near Prague Old Town Square operate as restaurants, souvernir shops, or hotels. There are several historical buildings and landmarks at Old Town Square, including Our Lady before Tyn Church, Jan Hus Monument, and of course Prague Old Town Hall.
In the last years Old Town Square has mainly been the centre of Prague’s tourism. Every hour you can see crowds of tourists waiting for the Orloj Astronomical Clock to show its short performance. There are many restaurants and hotels in the streets surrounding Old Town Square. The centre of everyday life for Prague locals has moved to other nearby squares: Wenceslas Square and Namesti Republiky.
Streets Leading to Old Town Square
Old Town Square is the intersection of several streets in Prague Old Town. You can get to Old Town Square through any of the following: Parizska Street, Dlouha Street, Tynska Street, Celetna Street, Zelezna Street, Melantrichova Street, and two smaller squares adjacent to Old Town Square: Male Namesti (Little Square) and Namesti Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka Square). The only access by car is through Parizska Street (exit through Dlouha Street). You can also get to Old Town Square by public transport, metro line A, Staromestska Station.
How to Get Old Town Square
Access into Prague Old Town is quite restricted for cars (except shop owners and locals) and most streets are for pedestrians only. The best way of getting around in Prague city centre is the combintation of public transport (especially metro) and walking. The closest metro stations to Old Town Hall are Staromestska Station (line A) and Mustek Station (lines A and B). Both are less then 5 minutes walk from Old Town Hall (Staromestska Station a little bit closer).