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Namesti Republiky
Prague

Namesti Republiky, or Republic Square, is one of the old crossing points. It is right at the corner of the old fortifications, city-walls, ramparts and moats. The road from here led to Kutna Hora. The Republic Square derives its name from the 28th of October, 1918, when the Czechoslovak Nation was declared from the balcony of Obecni Dum. The square is being rebuilt and the interior - courtyard of a former monastary scraped out, to host yet another shopping-center. Hence the monestary of St.Joseph seen here, build in baroque style in the middle of the 17th century, is being surrounded by a rebuilding of the former barracks. Hee you also find the Powder Tower, the National Bank, the Hybernia Theater (musical) and the old department store, Kotva.

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