The Old Town Square of Prague 150 years ago.
Postcard from the eastern side of Staroměstské Square
Received on: 12 Apr, 2013
Distance: 1,493 km (928 miles)
Travel time: 3 days
I received this card from Milan.
She lives in small town Cernosice near Prague and castle Karlštejn.
Thank you Milan, again I learned lots of new things and words in Czech!
The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is one of two main squares in Prague. The Old Town Square dates from the 12th century and started life as the central marketplace for Prague. Over the centuries buildings of Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic styles were erected around the market, each bringing with them stories of wealthy merchants and political intrigue.
The Church of Our Lady before Týn (Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem), a characteristic dominant of the Old Town, was constructed from the 14th to the beginning of the 16th century. The two spires of this powerful looking, Gothic church can be observed from all over Prague.
Second on the left is the Golz-Kinský Palace wich was built in the years 1755-1765
The father of Franz Kafka had a small shop on the ground floor of the Palace.