Old Town Square is a brilliant place, full of sights, sounds and entertainment, though inevitably crowded with tourists.
Prices of food, drink and horse carriages (even Segway tours these days! ) are ambitiously high (not to mention exclusively touristic).
Pickpockets roam with feeling, along with omnipresent touts pushing tours, bars, restaurants, shows, concerts and so on.
The square in December is home to a great Christmas market.
It is possible to climb to the top of the Town Hall for a bird’s eye perspective on the square.
If you wish to see the best of the Old Town and other top Prague attractions then get yourself out of bed a bit early and hit the square at 7am! That will be a different experience and well worth a bit of effort, especially if you’re a camera fiend.
The Old Town zone includes the Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock, gothic Tyn Church, the Powder Tower, medieval Charles Bridge, and Josefov the former Jewish Town, with Europe’s oldest in-use synagogue and remarkable cemetery.