Náměstí Míru - Peace Square

Náměstí Míru (literally “peace square” in Czech) is a lovely open square in the Vinohrady district of Prague.

Visitors to Náměstí Míru will likely first notice the massive Neo-Gothic Church of Saint Ludmila, which dominates the skyline. The two-towered basilica was constructed from 1888-1893 and features the craftsmanship of many of the renowned Czech artists of that time, including sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek, sculptor of the statue of St. Wenceslas that stands tall over Wenceslas Square in front of the Czech National Museum.

There is a large open, landscaped area in front of the church that is a popular recreation and relaxation spot for locals, with benches and fields to play in. Náměstí Míru is also occasionally home to public events and live performances. Not to be missed are the Christmas markets that are set up each December, with gifts and food and drink sure to please visitors of all ages.

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