Despite its name, the New Town (Nové Mesto in Czech) is an area of Prague rich in history: it was founded in 1348 at the behest of Charles IV.
The heart of the district is Wenceslas Square, a long boulevard lined with shops, fast food outlets, restaurants, hotels, banks, offices, nightclubs and casinos, dominated by the imposing Statue of St. Wenceslas and the majestic building of the National Museum.
Despite being mainly a commercial and administrative area, the New Town deserves to be included in a Prague sightseeing itinerary for its many artistic and historical treasures. This area is home to two of the most beautiful theatres in Prague, and perhaps in Europe, a must for theatre, music and ballet lovers: the National Theatre and the State Opera.
There is no shortage of green spaces, such as the gardens of the spacious Charles Square (Karlovo Namesti), where you can take a relaxing stroll or rest on a bench.
Then don’t miss a visit to the Museum of Communism, to learn more about the recent history of Prague and the Czech Republic, and one of the most innovative and interactive museums in Europe, the Museum of the Senses.
Many tourists, however, come to the New Town to photograph what is surely the most bizarre building in Prague, the famous Dancing House. For some it is an example of innovation and originality, for others it is simply a disgrace compared to Prague’s elegant historical buildings. Come here and decide for yourself!
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