Prague Old Town – The heart of the city of Prague

Prague Old Town

The predecessor of the Town of Prague was the medieval settlement called Prague Old Town – “Staré Město” in Czech. It was a settlement which developed from the spacious marketplace on the bank of river Vltava. Its name dates back to the 14th century when the New Town was founded – the Town of Prague (Město pražské in Czech). The old town had around 13 gates, a wall and a huge moat, providing strong defenses, according to ancient records. The moat is now covered up by the streets as both (moat and wall) were dismantled after the city was expanded in the 14th century.

The center of the Old Town has always been the Old Town Square dominated by the Church of Our Lady of Týn and the Town Hall.

This is the best part of Prague to book your accommodation on Destinelo as it is very close to all major attractions in the city, in the heart of Prague itself.

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