I can’t tell you how hard it was to resist the urge to post Prague Castle for this, maybe another time- but I’ve included a picture at the end anyway 🙊
The Old Time square is perhaps the oldest and most important part of historical Prague. The building in The Old Time Square include Old Town City Hall, St Nicholas Church and many beautiful houses and palaces. It’s been the centre of Prague Old Town since the middles ages. In the Middle Ages it was a marker place where the European merchants roads crossed.
The firs houses in Old Town Square dates back to the 12th and 13th century, many of the houses that currently stand have their Gothic or Romanesque ground floors.
The Old Town City Hall and Church of Our Lady before Tyn were built around the 14th century. As the Old Town Square was once the political and economic center of Prague Old Town. As a result of this there were coronation parades through the Old Town Square to Prague Castle and executions in the square.
In fact the execution of 27 leaders of the rebellion against Emperor Matthias too place in the square in 1621. To commemorate this there are 27 crosses in the pavement by the Old Town City Hall.
As a result of the economic, political and population boom in Prague along with other factors was the inner city clearance in 1893, leading to a disappearance of a part of the Old Town. Although there was much modern development it was mostly completed in the style of Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Baroque, therefore preserving the historical imagine of the town.
The Old Town is still used for special events and Christmas Markets which are popular throughout Europe.