Charles Square (Karlovo náměstí)

The Church of St. Ignatius

Jesuit Church of St. Ignatius in Charles Square (kostel sv. Ignáce)

The Church of St. Ignatius with the original New Town Jesuit College is ranked among one of the early Baroque buildings of Prague and is considered the third greatest Jesuit complex in Europe. The architect Carlo Lurago had chosen the main Roman Jesuit temple Il Gesù to be his model of the construction. » More »

Prague 2 - Charles Square

Charles Square and its history I

Karlovo náměstí (former Cattle Market) is one of the largest European squares. It was founded by Charles IV, the Emperor and King of Bohemia. Let´s explore the history of the square and its attractions. » More »

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New Town Hall (Novoměstská radnice)

One of the landmarks of the Charles Square is the vast area of the New Town Hall. The hall is a complex of several medieval buildings, the oldest of which dates  around 1377 (part of Vodickova Street). » More »

Prague 2 - Charles Square

Charles Square and its history II

Karlovo náměstí (former New Town Square or Cattle Market) is an oasis of peace in the centre of Prague. This square will dazzle not just due to its green space and park but also due to the buildings surrounding the square. Let´s explore the most familiar ones » More »

Karlovo namesti

Karlovo namesti (Charles Square)

Today Karlovo náměstí, Prague’s largest square, and one of the largest square in Europe, with an area of 80 550 m2, has a very rich history. For a long time the square bore the name „The Cattle Market,“ and formed the main public space of the city. It was for the privilege of holding the livestock markets for the entire city » More »


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