St. Wenceslas Monument with Snow and National Museum
St. Wenceslas Monument at Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is, together with Old Town Square, the best known square in Prague. Equally well known, on the upper end of Wenceslas Square there is the statue of St. Wenceslas on a horse. Wenceslas was the Duke of Bohemia in the early 10th century, who was later murdered by a group of nobles led by his younger brother Boleslav. St. Wenceslas later became a patron of the Czech state and St. Wenceslas Day (28th September) is celebrated as national holiday in the Czech Republic. St. Wenceslas Monument at the top of Wenceslas Square has been a popular meeting point, because it’s very easy to locate even for tourists and foreigners.
Behind St. Wenceslas and his horse at the upper end of Wenceslas Square you can see the large old building of the National Museum. The museum is interesting from the outside and even more so inside, where you can visit several permanent exhibitions, mostly somehow connected to the Czech Republic and its history, nature, or arts. Prague National Museum also frequently features various temporary expositions.
Muzeum Metro Station
The best access to the upper half of Wenceslas Square, St. Wenceslas Monument, and National Museum, is by metro. Muzeum Metro Station is situated directly in front of National Museum building and it is the intersection of two metro lines, A (green) and C (red).