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Old Town Square vs Wenceslas Square

Both are rated highly by writers. On balance, Old Town Square is the choice of most professionals compared to Wenceslas Square. Old Town Square comes in at 88 with praise from 7 reviews such as Lonely Planet, Fodor's and Afar Magazine.

Old Town Square
8 / 10
Staroměstské náměstí, Old Town Square, Prague 1, Czech Republic
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Fodor's
"The hype about Old Town Square is completely justified. Picture a perimeter of colorful baroque houses contrasting with the sweeping old-Gothic style of the Týn church in the background." Full review
Concierge
"Old Town Square (Staroměstské Náměstí) is the heart of historic Prague and has more gawk-worthy points per square foot than just about any other location in town."
Afar Magazine
"Look close enough at the gothic Tyn Church on Prague's Old Town Square." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Prague's Astronomical Clock is the world's oldest working one of its kind. Installed in 1410, it is located on the Old Town City Hall in Prague's Old Town Square." Full review
Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Lined with historical houses, dominated by two large churches and the tall tower of the town hall, this vast square is the real heart of the quarter" Full review
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Wenceslas Square
8 / 10
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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Fodor's
"This "square"—more of a rectangle, actually—was first laid out by Charles IV in 1348, and began its existence as a horse market at the center of the New Town." Full review
Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Since the 19C, this has been the symbolic gathering point of Czech life." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Locals organized a memorial after Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, died on December 18, 2011." Full review
Let's Go
"Once a horse market, Václavské náměstí now sells everything on the two sides of the beautiful green hedges and wide pedestrian walkways." Full review
U.S. News & World Report
26.0
"Wenceslas Square, which is one of Prague’s two main squares (the other being the Old Town Square), offers a more modern slice of the historic city. Cafes, casinos and clubs are all..." Full review

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