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New Town (Nove Mesto)

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Founded by Charles IV in 1348, this section of downtown Prague was...

Founded by Charles IV in 1348, this section of downtown Prague was redeveloped during the late 19th century.

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Vaklavske Namesti (the famous square) is actually not a square but a very long splendid avenue wiht impressive buildings, beautiful facades and lot's of modern shops. Just as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Huizen, The Netherlands

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Dublin, Ireland
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607 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, I wouldn't know where the old town becomes the new town or vice versa, but definitel different, more modern(obviously!) and has more of the normal Euro city feel about it. Though Prague central, wherever you go has that alluring charm that stands it out from other European cities, so don't think because the new town is newer,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just create your ittinerary from the Charles Bridge to the new town and you will find narrow streets and wide streets, both paved with stone and on side with old buildings with 300 year old architecture. Those combined with new shops that are embedded on the ground floor of these buildings, restaurants, pubs, terraces, and lots of attractions to attend.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

great shopping experience that combines new with old and only a short walk from the old town, all the big names and smaller retailers down this part of Prague and if feeling peckish plenty of places for a meal or a snack

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This area of Prague city is southwest of the old town and the central square. It is made up of structures that are newer than the old town but they are still several hundred years old. One of the places to explore is the New Town Tower which you can walk up (200+ stairs) and get a great view over... More 

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It's amazing that it's know as New Town because it's only 400 years old. We loved our time there. It's easy to get around and so much to see and do.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ideal pace or a hotel stay.close to all sitesith lots of buses and trams. Get a 3 day pass and use all transport including metro.

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Vaklavske Namesti (the famous square) is actually not a square but a very long splendid avenue wiht impressive buildings, beautiful facades and lot's of modern shops. Just as interesting as the old part of Prague and a lot more room to walk around. And when you want to give your feet a rest, stop at the COMO restaurant and bar... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I found the New town just as interesting as the old town. Plenty of things to see, plus you get to take in a different perspective of Prague

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This part of town is just OK but there are more charming areas of this great city to spend part of the day.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A right mix of folk here mind! There's some great western shops too, then some really cheap and chatty shops like that bankrot place. It's reasonably clean with a good mix of bars and eateries. There's soma nice sculptures and architecture too.

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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