Sunday, January 1, 2017

Prague's Old Town Square

Happy 2017. May the new year bring us many postcards and forget about new stamp prices and mail services strikes.
I have already said that I have only sent and received 59 official postcards but the number is much more higher adding all the other postcards. I sent 392 and received 419 postcards. Will these numbers increase in 2017? Lets wait and see.
During 2016 Vitoria sent me some postcards, the last one came from Prague. Today I'm posting her postcard together with another one that a friend brought me from there a few years ago.

Foto: Milan Kincl
The Old Town Square is one of two main squares in Prague (Wenceslas Square is the other, just 5 minutes walk away).
With its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sights in Europe.
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 most notable sights on the square are the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and St. Nicholas Church.
To fully appreciate the beauty of the Old Town Square, sit back and soak up the atmosphere over a coffee or a cool beer at one of the pavement cafés lining the square. Or climb the Old Town Hall Tower for a stunning view over the square. - in:

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