Work starts on reconstruction of Jiřího z Poděbrad square

Work on transforming Prague's Jiřího z Poděbrad square started on Tuesday. The reconstruction which aims to create an open green space where people can sit on the grass, on benches under the shade of trees or shop at open markets, will take close to three years and cost approximately half a billion crowns. The project should be completed in the autumn of 2026. The square should remain partly open throughout the reconstruction work with the fencing being moved as needed.