A gathering place for Czech demonstrations, celebrations and remembrances, the square has been eyewitness to the country’s most important historical events including The Prague Spring of 1968, The Velvet Revolution, and recently, Václav Havel’s memorial. The dominant feature is the statue of St. Wenceslas sitting atop his horse, accompanied by Czech patrons, Saint Ludmila, Saint Anežka, Saint Prokop and Saint Vojtěch. Behind the statue lies the magnificent National Museum. Lining both sides of the strip are shops, clubs, cafes and restaurants.