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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Description: 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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Here's where to find wonderful junk shops

If you like nothing better than poking around junk shops and flea markets, head for the area of Nove Mesto to the SW of Narodni Trida Metro (between Spalena and the river... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

If you like nothing better than poking around junk shops and flea markets, head for the area of Nove Mesto to the SW of Narodni Trida Metro (between Spalena and the river). There, particularly on Kremencova and Psrtossova you'll find plenty to delight you, without the high prices to be found in the antique shops in the busier areas

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Check out its most significant sites among which Wenceslas Square, the National Theater and the Dancing building (and if you have time, the New Town Hall). The Old Town and Lesser Town are, in my opinion, much more worthy to spend your time exploring them.

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Van Anda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The whole area is just a name of an area and although not quite as busy with tourists as old town area, it has the same fairy tale architecture, statues, museums, shops, quirky alleyways, interesting people watching as the magical city of Prague.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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215 helpful votes 215 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 

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California
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67 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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316 helpful votes 316 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.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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.

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Siegen, Germany
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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 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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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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