War time


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German troops stand to attention in Old Town Square. This square is of great importance to the Czechs because it is still possible to find buildings in various architectural styles today, such as the Gothic-style Týn Cathedral and the Baroque-style church of Saint Nicholas. In addition to the churches, other great attractions of the square are the Astronomical Clock, called Orloj, the statue of Jan Hus and the Old Town Tower, which allows a panoramic view of the entire square. The statue of Jan Hus was inaugurated on July 6, 1915 in the 500th anniversary of his death. Jan Hus was a religious reformer who was burned alive for his beliefs. Even so, the religion he preaches is now the most common in the country.
Nowadays, due to its history and its exquisitely preserved architectural wealth, the Square is a place of intense visitation by tourists.