Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)

The main square of the New Town, formerly called the Square of Horses because markets of horses were organized here. The square is 750 meters long and 60 meters wide. A red metro line passes here. At the top of the square, there is the imposing building of the National Museum, opened in 1891. Before the National Museum, stands the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas, saint patron of Bohemia, the work of a famous sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek. The Wenceslas Square has witnessed many important events in the history of our country, such as the Prague Spring of 1968, the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops in August 1968, the Velvet Revolution in November 1989, that brought again democracy to our country. This square is the true centre of the city. Today, the Wenceslas Square is a major commercial artery, with many stores, shops, restaurants, hotels, cafes, among others.