“New” for the last 600 years…
Where is the place where thousands of Czechs celebrated the end of Communism in 1989 and asked Václav Havel to became the first democratically elected president after 41 years? We call it Wenceslas Square, named after the duke St. Wenceslas, that is known from the Christmas carol The Good King Wenceslas.
Even the square is more like a shopping heart of Prague, for Czechs it is the place where all important events of the 20th century happened. We celebrated the democracy, watched with the fear tanks of Nazis in 1939, Warsaw Pact Armies in 1968 and accepted the separation of Czechoslovakia in 1993.
So much happened in last hundred years. But the New Town is also the place where you can admire the beauty of the Church of Our Lady of Snow that was planed as the biggest church of Prague almost 600 years ago. To take a break from tourists is easy, just walk through the amazing Franciscan Garden or have a beer in some of its great restaurants.
Did you know that there is a church in Prague where the Shourd of Turin is? Well, it’s only the replica of the famous photographic plate of Pope Pius II, who was allowed to photograph the original shroud. But still…. it looks like the original! 🙂