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New Town (Nove Mesto)

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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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Very interesting history and architecture. It is amazing to see how much the country/city has changed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very interesting history and architecture. It is amazing to see how much the country/city has changed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The buildings, restaurants, coffeeshops, shopping stores, all of them give the area the spirit of a cosmopolitan city.. For shopping lovers, souvenirs.. You can find everything you are looking for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a nice side diversion from most of the craziness of old town. This is a quiet area that is much less crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

By calling this place New town, you are implying that it is modern high tech buildings and a recently built area. But actually Old town and new town are only a small sliver of time apart in their construction, and you can tell. New town is prety much the same as old town. The buildings are built with the same... More 

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Prague, Czech Republic
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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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