New Town
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Founded by Charles IV in 1348, this section of downtown Prague was redeveloped during the late 19th century.
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • bridge • 2 min walk
  • national Ave • 6 min walk
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania25,081 contributions
Aug 2021
An old neighborhood, despite its name. It was founded in 348 by Charles IV, the most important king in Czech history. As a result, here you can find a number of important attractions: Wenceslas Square, with the National Museum, Jubilee Synagogue or National Theater.
Written October 24, 2021
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,444 contributions
Aug 2019
New Town is a district in Prague.
it is one of Prague's four historic districts, and this is the largest of them.
There are museums, historic buildings, theatres and restaurants.
Personally I prefer Mala Strana district.
Written April 4, 2020
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mardimarvel
Budleigh Salterton, UK183 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
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
Written March 21, 2015
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HonestTel
Leicester, UK186 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Once you move beyond the Wenceslas Square area, which is very touristy and pricey, you start to find lots of the shops that the locals use. These are cheaper that the main street shops that are aimed at visitors.
We had a great meal in New Town for £11 for two mains, two desserts and four drinks. There is plenty of great architecture, historical buildings and visitor attractions in New Town so welwprth spending a day walkimg about.l
Written June 16, 2019
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Gabriel A
Ploiesti, Romania4,078 contributions
Sep 2011 • Couples
A walk in the New Town can begin from the metro station Mustek or Museum.

In Wenceslas Square I’ve admired the St. Wenceslas Monument, the National Museum, the old Hotel Europa. Very close to the National Museum (the new building) are the State Opera of Prague, and an ancient and monumental railways station.

Also, in this area you can visit Mucha Museum, housed by the Kaunitzky Palace.

In the neighborhood of Wenceslas Square is the beautiful Franciscan Garden, with an underground restaurant – U Frantiskanu.

Another walk can start from the metro station Karlovo Namesti. The Carol Square is the first step, then I’ve seen the Faust House, and the church St John on the rock, which are are very close to the Carol Square.

I continued with the National Theater, and the St Ursula church.

If you need some beer, after so much walking, the smallest brewery of Prague – U Fleku wait for you. Here you can drink an exclusive strong beer.

I enjoyed these walks very much, and I suggest you do the same.
Written December 5, 2011
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Soko37
Prague, Czech Republic3,988 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Many shops 🏬 , pubs, hotels 🏨 and restaurants, very good connection to public transport. Much younger part of city comparing to old town with some solitaire attractions
Written June 14, 2019
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Daniela A
15 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Taking a stroll in any street of Prague will take you centuries back! Most of the city has gothic architecture, incredible parks, churches and ancient buildings that will take your breath away! You will pinch your arm every time, because more than once you'll think you're dreaming... Places like Mala Strana, Vito's Cathedral, the Castle, Stare Mesto, Tyn Church, Saint Nichola's Church, Jewish Neighborhood, National Museum, Wenceslao's square, Astronomic clock, and many other will stick in your memory for ever!
Written March 20, 2019
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Aleksandra
Krakow, Poland89 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
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 Petřín hill and pass by the Victims of communism memorial. Good Central European feeling guaranteed.
Written August 17, 2016
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Karen S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK50 contributions
May 2016
Top right hand corner wensless Sq. Brilliant, drinks served to yr table by train,good food,very busy
Written June 4, 2016
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
New Town or Nova Mesto was built by Charles the fourth around the middle of 1300's. He started working on this project right after his coronation because the old town was getting too congested. He made Prague one of the leading cities of Europe by building huge markets here. Soon new churches, mansions and businesses sprang up. These days you can find the leading shops, hotels, banks and eateries here. The three main squares of this area are Wenceslas Square, Charles Square and Republic Square. Each of them had a market in it like the horse market, cattle market and hay market. You can see history in every corner of this section of town.
Written February 20, 2016
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