We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Town (Nove Mesto)

Address: Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
Improve this listing
78%
Ranked #114 of 288 Attractions in Prague
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Founded by Charles IV in 1348, this section of downtown Prague was redeveloped during the late 19th...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Founded by Charles IV in 1348, this section of downtown Prague was redeveloped during the late 19th century.
Write a Review

81 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    45
    15
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
130 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

New Town is the less touristy, but no less interesting part of Prague. It is filled with historic sights, museums, shops, cafes, theaters, and government buildings. Do not miss St. Wenceslas Square where the dramatic events of the Prague Spring of 1968 and the collapse of communism in 1989 happened. If one has any interest in Art Nouveau then the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
67 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Don't let the name fool you. New Town is pretty old. It's just a bit older than Old Town. The two are side by side. Plan to spend days here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
789 reviews 789 reviews
500 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is always a pleasure to stroll through this new town which is much older than many other cities.lots of interesting buildings ,statues museums, cafes and bars.Always something going on and a delight at any time of the year.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
572 reviews 572 reviews
288 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

New Town was founded in 1348, so it's pretty old and full of great character. There's plenty of shops and cafes but don't forget to go in New Town Hall and up the tower. There's usually something going on in the town hall, music recitals when we were there and costume displays.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Siegen, Germany
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although it does not look very inviting, this is the boulevard of money, beauty, and history. on the one side you have the opera and on the other side all the shops, cafes and lots of people needed to be seen. However, do not miss to wander around, enjoy the shops, have a cup of coffee and watch the rich... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
99 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Only new compared to the "Old Town". The streets are wider and the buildings more grandiose . But it still has plenty to offer site seeing wise and also has plenty of bars.cafes and nightlife. Also this where you can shop at C & A and Marks and Spencers to name but a few , plenty of churches and towers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
112 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants for you to spend your time. Plenty of bars to keep your night busy. Just watch your pockets and valuables, especially if stopped by the many touts.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Istanbul, Turkey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

New Town is actually not so new as you may think. It was founded in 1348 by King Charles to the outside of the city walls. Because the old town was not big enough. You can find modern and luxury places in that area. It has large streets. Good place to walk around.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
789 reviews 789 reviews
500 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There are so many amazing and historical sites in this area,though it is called the New Town it is still a great deal older than many other cities.Lots to see and do,so many bars ,restaurants and cafes.Worth looking into the more modern history of the city as many important events took part in this area of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took the subway and think that is where my husband was pick pocketed. It was extremely crowded so that is why we suspect that area. He lost everything - passport, license, cash, bank card. Has been stressed ever since and had to deal with police report and Embassy. Has definitely ruined the vacation unfortunately.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed New Town (Nove Mesto) also viewed

 

Been to New Town (Nove Mesto)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from New Town (Nove Mesto) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?