Wenceslas Square

Nowadays, Wenceslas Square is, among other things, a traditional meeting point for the local citizens and tourists in Prague. The square is one of Prague's most popular centers of culture, shopping and dining.


Wenceslas Square is not only the home of Czech history and the cultural center of Prague, but it is also one of the most popular shopping venues of the Czech capital. In addition to numerous occasional and regular markets, such as Easter markets or Christmas fairs, there are also a great number of shops to explore. One can buy pretty much anything, from souvenirs to groceries, at Wenceslas Square. The shops are placed along both sides of the boulevard, and when you are tired you can relax and take a break from exploring by dropping into one of the many cafés or restaurants, or just sit on a bench in the center of the square and people watch. A significant part of Wenceslas square is nowadays a pedestrian precinct, contributing to the social and community atmosphere that is so welcoming to visitors.


After dark, Wenceslas Square turns into a nightlife center. There are many clubs in the square or on the streets around it. The variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants with late night opening hours is great, so everyone can easily find a place to drink, eat, dance, and have fun according to their taste. Wenceslas Square in Prague is a vibrant area of hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There are also banks and local and international shops.

More to see nearby

Wenceslas Square is one of the two main squares in Prague and the Old Town Square is the other and it is just a five-minute walk away. Wenceslas Square lies at the heart of the New Town - the term new town is a bit misleading though, as the area was created in 1348 by Charles IV. While there is plenty of history in this part of town for the visitor to immerse themselves in, you can also walk to the city center and visit other sights and attractions of Prague. At the top of Wenceslas Square is the monumental National Museum, and just off to the left is the Prague State Opera. Overall, Wenceslas Square is an ideal base for visitors to Prague. It has history and culture, and more amenities than anywhere else in the city. All three metro lines intersect at Wenceslas Square, and the trams run through its center, making getting around to museums, restaurants, bars, and so on convenient and hassle-free.