The historic town centre - a National Heritage Site
The historical town centre has been proclaimed a National Heritage Site since 1990. Its historical oval shape is still visible today, originally bordered by the city walls. The very centre of the site is Krakonoš Square with the Old Town Hall building originally from the 16th century, a fountain, a column with a sculpture of the Holy Trinity and about 150 wealthy merchant houses with the nearby Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and the former castle.
The old Trutnov market, now the town square, was established in the 13th century during the reign of the last Přemysl family. Even today it is still the centre of social and political events. The street network and regular shape of the square have been preserved to this day with only minor changes. The parallel streets run from the square’s corners and converge at the point where the old city gates used to be. Another major street runs along the former Town Hall in the middle of the northern side of the square. The Trutnov city walls were secured by three gates - Upper gate (called Pražská), Middle gate (called Horská) and Lower gate (called Silesian).
Exceptional arcade surrounds the square and the adjacent streets. Even in the rain you can freely walk through the town.
Krakonošovo náměstí, Trutnov