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Karlovo náměstí (Charles Square)

Karlovo náměstí (Charles Square) Review

This square began life as a cattle market, a function chosen by Charles IV when he established the New Town in 1348. The horse market (now Wenceslas Square) quickly overtook it as a livestock-trading center, and an untidy collection of shacks accumulated here until the mid-1800s, when it became a green park named for its patron. Glassy, modern buildings clash with surrounding older architecture, but it's quite representative of Prague's past and present united in one spot.

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  • Address: Bounded by Řeznická on the north, U Nemocnice on the south, Karlovo nám. on the west, and Vodičkova on the east, Nové Město, Prague, Bohemia, 120 00 | Map It
  • Subway: Line B: Karlovo náměstí
  • Location: Nové Město
Updated: 10-07-2013

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