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Wenceslas Square


Wenceslas Square (Czech: Vaclavskenamesti) is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. It has been a place where many historical events occurred; it is also a traditional place for demonstrations, celebrations, and similar public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia.

Formerly named Konsky trh (English: Horse Market), because of periodical horse markets during the Middle Ages. Renamed in 1848 to Svatovaclavske namesti (English: Saint Wenceslas square) on the proposal from Karel Havlícek Borovsky.

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