Wenceslas Square: wide avenue in Nove Mesto, Prague

square saint wenceslas prague
square saint wenceslas prague

Looking like a boulevard, Wenceslas Square is located in the heart of Prague, in the Nove Mesto, where both art and architecture, is the ultimate expression of the Art Nouveau.

Visit Wenceslas Square

The large rectangle-shaped long and narrow, amounting to 750 meters long and 60 wide, give Wenceslas Square looks like a Parisian Boulevard rather than to that of a square.

Famous hotel facilities, such as Europe, a jewel of Liberty located at number 25, restaurants and cafes, galleries, shops, cinemas and places of entertainment, make this place an animated button crossroads of Golden Cross, or the complex of arteries that form with Na Prikope Na Mustku and 28 Rijna.

This is the commercial heart of the Czech capital, redesigned with the creation of large green areas in recent decades, after the construction of the metro.

In front of the national museum is the monument to St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia depicted on horseback and surrounded by statues of St. Ludmila, St. Procopius and St. Adalbert of Prague.

During the first months of 1969, Wenceslas Square was the scene of dramatic events, subsequent military occupation of the troops of the Warsaw Pact in August 1968.

On 28 October 1988 the Communist police dispersed by force a popular event that commemorates the proclamation of the First Republic, but we are now at the end of the abuses, thanks to the Velvet Revolution that in a few months will return to Czechoslovakia to be a free country.