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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Prague, Czech Republic

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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New Town is situated Southwest of the Old Town, and is also the centre for Prague's administrative, and commercial activities. At the heart of New Town is 'Wencestas Square... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New Town is situated Southwest of the Old Town, and is also the centre for Prague's administrative, and commercial activities. At the heart of New Town is 'Wencestas Square,' which provides a good area of modern shops, restaurants, and cafes. The area is also served well by all metro lines: A, B and C.

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Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're staying more than two days in Prague I would recommend to take a stroll around the not-so-new but still newer than an Old Town part of the city. Prices vary quite significantly from what you'll get in the strict center so it's a good idea to stop there for a lunch or a dinner and then head to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High end retail stores with prices to match. Worth a stroll down the pretty tree lined streets and designer shops. It's quite a nice stroll on a nice day and if you've got cash to burn then you're sure to find something to put out the fire.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

As much as I enjoy the beautiful Old Town is really enjoy going to Nove Mesto ( New Town ). There is just so much here including the famous Wenceslas Square and the architecture ranges from the Baroque to the eclectic,I am thinking of building such as the Fred & Ginger House and Goethe Institute. Nightlife wise there is something... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This part of the town was new when it was first constructed. But that was way back in the 14th century. So don't get in here expecting a Manhattan kind of experience. It is, and will remain a great look and feel kinda European town. the Charles and the Wenceslas squares form the bulk of the new Town. the dancing... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The Nove Mesto area in Prague is truly fantastic and a very different contrast to that of the old town. Full of vibrant shops, restaurants and places to sit and watch the world go by there is something for everyone in the area. Whilst most of the typical attractions are located in the Old Town the New town still offers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

"New Town attractions" There are a few interesting places in the New Town that are worth your time to visit. The time that we stayed in Prague we went to Slovansky Ostrov-Zofin Island, the Dancing Building, the Charles Square, the National museum and the Wenceslas Square. I liked them all. There are more things to do and lots of shops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Top right hand corner wensless Sq. Brilliant, drinks served to yr table by train,good food,very busy

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West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The New Town is actually an old area relative to many other cities - which is an interesting contrast to Old Town. The shops and cafes are good. The architecture is fascinating. The people watching is great. However the atmosphere of Old Town appeals more. That is a personal preference only - this is worth viewing and comparing!

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Once you have explored Old Town to it's fullest, a short walk on pedestrian street will bring you into New Town. There are a few historic buildings along the square w/ the National Museum & King Wenceslaus' statue at the top of the hill.

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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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