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Wenceslas Square, Prague - National Museum

Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti, former Horse Market) in Prague is really a boulevard, measuring 750m long by 60m wide. Wenceslas Square is one of the two main squares in Prague, so is a popular place for visitors to stay. In 1348, Bohemian King Charles IV founded the New Town (Nové Město) of Prague. The project included several open areas for markets, of which the second largest was the Horse Market. Its name changed to Wenceslas Square during the Czech national revival movement in the 19th century while a more noble name was requested.
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