Previously, it was called the Old Town Square, now it is the square. Dr. Edward Benes. The square is central to Liberec by its historical significance and political status. She represents a stone bag, without a park and without flower beds. Here you are met only paving stones and old houses on the perimeter. And the perimeter small – 50×50 meters square, in the center of which stands fountain.
The content of the article
- 1 Liberec, Edward Benes Square
- 2 Historical background
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 On the map
Liberec, Edward Benes Square
Until 1918, the city of Liberec was called Reichenberg, which unambiguously hints at the centuries-old predominance of German communities. Hence the influence of everything German on the city, starting with architecture. Someone calls it similar to Munich, for someone it is identical to the Viennese, which is not surprising – it is unlikely the Germans would order the design of houses to the French.
From the north almost the entire width of the square is a new urban Town Hall, the chic neo-renaissance building. With a bunch of turrets and bas-reliefs that generally look more like some kind of cathedral, and not at the government office building for clerks. Liberetskaya the town hall is so cool that I made a separate post for it.
In the west, the end of the not cheap hotel Prague rests on the square and facades of a couple of restaurants. In the south, behind the fountain – a few shops. East Square – a continuous series of shopping centers. By holidays, and especially on Christmas, the area turns into beautiful, bright fair.
Liberec, Edward Benes Square
I did not find a separate story about Benes Square in the network, but a walk Liberec passed without a guide, so not a single one was recorded a little known fact they like to share. Old Town the square used to be an ordinary retail space, in the center of which there was something wooden from which people drew drinking water.
In the 19th century, the fountain was replaced with a new one, with the composition “Neptune on dolphin “, which after many historical passages and tribulations, underwent restoration and finally remained standing on the square in 2010
Edward Beneš was the second president of Czechoslovakia, who passed The second world head of state, being president in exile.
Information to visit
Getting there by buses 12, 14, 23, 25, 26, 34, 36 to the stop Náměstí Dr. E. Beneše
On the map
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