New Town

It is the youngest of the four historical towns of Prague. My clients always find it amusing that we call this quarter that was founded in the 14th century “the New Town”…

Things to see in the New Town:
Wenceslas Square was of key importance in modern history. Most people still remember the demonstrations during the Velvet Revolution in November 1989, but Wenceslas Square also played an important role during the Soviet occupation in 1968 and witnessed the clamor of the Nazis and the celebrations upon the declaration of independent Czechoslovakia. Then there is also  Národní Street with the National Theatre,  Na Příkopech Street, the Square of the Republic and the Municipal House. 

Do you think that there is nothing new to discover in the New Town? When walking through the Main Railway Station, have you ever thought of looking up to see the decorations of the former Fanta Café? Do you know why the Můstek underground station is called this way?  And the Church of St. Martin in the Wall – what a strange name, poor Martin…

New Town is very interesting part of Prague. You will visit its main sights during the Explore Prague in 2 half days tour or One day in Prague tour. If you want to learn more I can organize a detailed tailor-made tour of the New Town for you. The Modern history tour is also based mostly on the places in New Town.

Prague New Town photogalery (more pictures at my Facebook page):

Národní divadlo / National TheaterSv. Václav a Národní muzeum / St. Wenceslaus and National MuseumPamátník Sametové revoluce / Velvet Revolution memorialTančící dům / Dancing House