The Christmas Market At Old Town Square In Prague

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Prague’s Wenceslas Square plays host to a pretty decent Christmas market, but an even more atmospheric Christmas market can be found in the historic Old Town Square. Whether you visit by day or night, you’ll find plenty of red roofed market stalls selling food and drink, as well as homemade Christmas themed souvenirs.

If you’re visiting Prague during the festive season, we suggest spending time at this most lovely of Christmas markets.

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The Christmas Market At Old Town Square In Prague

This Christmas market is quite touristy and can get quite busy. Yet you’ll find locals and tourists happily mingling as the chow down on food and sip on tasty mulled wine.

What a place to hang out in! Prague’s oldest square, dating from the 12th century, is full of plenty of things to do. Flanked by buildings in various architectural styles, Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic, you can visit the Old Town Hall and climb to the top for one heck of a view over the city. Not only that, you can gather with others to watch the activity at astronomical clock as it strikes the hour. You can also go inside the impressive St. Nicolas Church or Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, among other things.

What do you think of the Christmas Market At Old Town Square In Prague? Do you have other tips for the city? Drop us a note in the comments.

Location

Old Town Square
Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Josefov, Czechia

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20 Comments

  1. @Mivvy – Thanks! Yep, they were taken on a very cold December day where it snowed on/off. 🙂

  2. @Andrea – Christmas in Europe is amaaazzzing! I’m *almost* sad to be headed home to Toronto … last year I seriously had my best Christmas yet. 🙂

  3. @Al – We still haven’t had any snow yet in Berlin … but instead loads of rain. I too am looking forward to some snow filled days.

    @James – This was last year … I hope I’ll have a white Christmas this year but I’m headed home to Toronto. Fingers crossed it will be all snowy and stuff!

  4. Wonderful photos Cheryl. It’s funny how I think I hate the snow, and then I see photos like this and I want to be in it again. It must be the CDN in me.

    We have to get to Prague…

  5. Beautiful! I still enjoy meeting friends over a mug of Gluehwein at different Christmas markets, but I’m over buying the junk as well!

  6. @Jade – Prague is lovely at this time of year! I have had Christmas without snow, but to think of having one in hot sunny weather would seem weird at first. Hope you enjoy nonetheless. 😉

    @Pete – Thanks so much. Get to Prague stat! And while there’s snow on the ground.

    @Stephane – Awww, I’m sure being in BA won’t be so bad. 🙂

  7. @Laurel – I read these descriptions of markets having hand-crafted items … I see a few nice things here and there but really find it’s the same stuff wherever you go. And yes, going to meet friends for Gluehwein … perfect way to spend a day or evening. 🙂

  8. @Cherina – thanks for your comment! This was last year and oh how I wish I was there for Christmas again this year. Wanna join me on a trip there? 😉

  9. Mmmm…memories of Christmas Markets in Prague – love it! I was there one year earlier – we definitely didn’t get any snow! Love the snow on the Trdlo – looks a little like icing sugar! Love it.

  10. Prague is stunning in winter! We also visited it around Christmas/New year and loved it! Beautiful photos, Cheryl!

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