Charles Square (Karlovo náměstí)

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Karlovo namesti (Charles Square)Karlovo náměstí is Prague's largest square, with Ječná street running through the middle of it. The square was originally built as the Cattle Market. Its two most notable buildings are the New Town Hall (Novoměstská radnice) where Prague's first defenestration took place in 1419, and the Baroque Jesuit Church of Saint Ignatius from 1671. The 16th century Faust's House stands near the southwest corner of the square.

To get to Karlovo náměstí, you can either walk (follow Vodičkova Street from Wenceslas Square or Spálená Street from Národní třída) or take line B of the metro or tram 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 16, 18, 22 or 24 to Karlovo náměstí.