HOTEL WENCESLAS SQUARE PRAGUE
Betlem Club Hotel Wenceslas Square Prague
Betlem Club Hotel is located in the center of Prague, close to Wenceslas Square. Nearby are the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Hradčany, Prague Castle, the Jewish Quarter Josefov, the Royal Route, Bethlehem Chapel and all the other landmarks of the Old Town.
Wenceslas Square Prague
Wenceslas Square (Czech. Václavské náměstí), colloquially known as "Vaclavak", is a major cultural and business center of Prague. It is approximately 700 meters long and 60 meters wide boulevard in Prague New Town, leading from the National Museum and the equestrian statue of Saint Wenceslas to the Mustek and border of the Prague Old Town. Wenceslas Square is surrounded on both sides with expensive shops, luxurious offices, restaurants and hotels. It is also a traditional place for organizing demonstrations, mass celebrations and popular meeting place. Wenceslas Square is frequently visited by tourists, and if you go to Prague for shopping or entertainment, it's definitely one of the places for you.
History of Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square was originally founded under the name Horse Market in the creation of the New Town by Charles IV. in 1348. Up to the time of the National Revival, in 1848, it was renamed Saint Wenceslas Square. Wenceslas Square has become an important point of modern Czech history. After the First World War, 28 October 1918 there was a declaration of the independent Czechoslovakia.
After the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops on Wenceslas Square to protest student Jan Palach set himself on fire. On Wenceslas Square has a memorial. Over the years there have been many protests and demonstrations. You finally in November 1989, culminating in mass demonstrations that accompanied the Velvet Revolution and led to the overthrow of the communist regime.
National Museum of Prague
National Museum dominates the upper part of Wenceslas Square. Besides the beautiful Renaissance buildings, the museum is also proud of extensive historical and biological collections with a variety of exhibitions. It is the most important museum of the Czech Republic and definitely worth a visit.
The monument of St. Wenceslas
The equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square in Prague is the most famous sculptural monument in Prague. The author is the most important Czech sculptor of the 19th and 20 century Josef Václav Myslbek, who worked on it for more than thirty years. 7.2 m high sculpture, which dominated patron of Czech country the saint Wenceslas, became a symbol of Czech statehood and a popular place for meetings "under the horse" or "under the tail" for all citizens of Prague.