Prague plaza be to renamed after Havel – but form unclear

22-09-2016

A plaza by the National Theatre in Prague is to be renamed after the late president Václav Havel, but it is not clear what form the name will take, Lidovky.cz reported on Thursday. While City Hall’s topographical commission is in favour of calling the space Havel Square (Havlovo náměstí), councilor Jan Wolf is lobbying for Václav Havel Square (náměstí Václava Havla), the news website said. Mayor Adrian Krnáčová told Lidovky.cz that it was a sufficiently dignified place to bear Mr. Havel’s name, given its proximity to the National Theatre and Národní St., where the Velvet Revolution began in 1989.