Wenceslas Square

Friday, 26th August 2005 by

Prague's National Museum was founded as the "Patriotic Museum" in 1818 and sits at the south end of Wenceslas Square, which isn't actually a square; it's a 750 metre long road. Wenceslas Square has been the location for many important events in Prague's history including when a student set himself on fire to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968.

Wenceslas Square is also where British stag parties descend every weekend to get really drunk and fall over, but we won't be doing that!

Thanks: marcogh, Petr Ruzicka