This square (Namesti Republiky in Czech) has two main attractions the Powder tower and the Municipal house. The tower are the remmants of a 15th century gate into the old city. The Municipal House is is a 1911 Art Deco inspired performance hall.
Republic Square [Námìstí Republiky] is located on the site of the former moat between the Old and the New Town. The area was created when Prague's medevial wall's were demolished in the 19th century. The square was named Hybernian (after the Irish monks whose monastery stood here), this was before the formation of Czechoslovakia. The square commemorates the formation of the independent Czechoslovakia state in 1918.
As this was medieval centre of the city, many important buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries were built here, including Municipal House and the Powder Tower [previous tips]. It is also where eight streets meet!
One colossal building and quite an ugly one, is the Czech National Bank. The only item of interest was the Lion on the roof!
The Hotel Kings Court is another beautiful building, and at street level it has a Café/Restaurant. Other important building's in the square are the Church of St. Joseph, the House of the Hybernu, and Anchor.
The Kotva department store has many shops plus a terrace restaurant and the Tropison night club on the roof. Salsa Dancing is every night from Tuesday through Sunday.
Also on the square is the huge Palladium shopping centre housing four floors of shopping and commercial galleries with over 200 shops and thirty cafés and restaurants.
So, as you can read, there is something for everyone in this square, even the Lamp-posts are lovely!
Námìstí Republiky is one of Prague's focal points, situated at the interface between Old Town and New Town. The Obecní düm (Municipal House) has salons, concert halls, restaurants, and reception rooms. It occupies a key position next to the Powder Tower on the edge of Old Town..Námìstí Republiky is also the site of Kotva department store. Our Hotel was next to the Palladium department store so it was most convenient place for our dinner as it had a lot of variety of food stalls in the food court.
Namesty Republiky is a very nice square. Along its sides there are some Reinassance and Art Nouveau palaces. Closed to the square there is the Powder Gate and the town house.