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)

Nove Mesto (New Town)
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
  • 1
  • 1
Love the area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Prague City Pass|Includes entry to Prague's must-visit sites
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedra...
Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)
Prague Castle (Pra...
Spanish Synagogue (Spanelska Synagoga)
Spanish Synagogue ...
Pinkas Synagogue
Pinkas Synagogue
Jewish Museum in Prague
Jewish Museum in P...
Buy a Pass
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
87 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Van Anda
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
181 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cudahy, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
137 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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 1
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
67 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
791 reviews 791 reviews
501 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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 2
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
631 reviews 631 reviews
316 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
206 reviews 206 reviews
125 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
141 reviews 141 reviews
112 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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

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?

Staying in Nove Mesto (New Town)

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood