The square is surrounded by magnificent buildings, including architectural pearls such as the Church of Our Lady before Týn, St. Nicholas Church and the Old Town Hall. The impressive buildings in the square are decorated in Gothic and Baroque style.
The history of Old Town Square begins in the 10th century. The square served as a bustling market area, and vibrant center of life in Old Prague.
In the center of the square stands a statue of Jan Hus, a reformer and an important figure in Czech history.
On the Old Town Hall is the Astronomical Clock, which rings every hour and magnetizes masses of tourists. When this happens, the square fills up with a crowd waiting to see the clock.