Nove Mesto

Prague
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Dynamic and buzzy, this central commercial district is packed with cultural attractions, chic shops and ample dining and drinking options.

At 600 years old, Prague’s misleadingly named Nove Mesto (New Town) is actually pretty old. But despite having existed for more than six centuries, a modern vibe pervades in the commercial heart of Prague. See the city’s largest and most famous square, go gallery and museum-hopping, and browse the chic stores on some of Prague’s busiest shopping thoroughfares.

Nove Mesto was first established back in 1348 by King Charles IV, who intended it to serve as the city’s main commercial district. Some parts of the neighborhood, including the vast Wenceslas and Charles squares, were first set out during this period.

Venture to Wenceslas Square, where Czechoslovakian independence was announced in 1918. Here, look for a large statue of St. Wenceslas, the 10th-century Duke of Bohemia, on horseback and a much smaller memorial that pays tribute to two anti-communist activists. Charles Square features a sculpture and fountain-dotted park and is surrounded by several notable historic buildings.

For the best shopping, browse the stores that line Na příkopě and Národní streets. Both streets serve as the dividing line between the Old Town and New Town and are lined by shops and restaurants.

This part of town has no shortage of cultural and entertainment venues. Spend a day or two exploring the district’s many museums and galleries. Learn about the history of the city at the comprehensive and vast Prague City Museum and explore exhibits relating to natural history and the arts at the National Museum. Other smaller museums, with more niche focuses, include the Museum of Communism and the Mucha Museum, which displays art-nouveau posters and other works by Alphonse Mucha.

Stick around the district until nightfall and watch as it comes to life. Look for dressed-up opera-goers on their way to the National Theatre, loved-up couples enjoying dinner in one of the many restaurants and friends sipping beers in breweries.

Nove Mesto borders Prague’s Old Town to the south and east. The neighborhood is much larger than the Old Town but is still walkable. Alternatively, use the extensive metro, tram and bus networks to get around.


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K+K Hotel Fenix
K+K Hotel Fenix
4 out of 5
Ve Smeckach 30, Prague
The price is ¥6,865 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Prague 1, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wenceslas Square, Prague Astronomical Clock, and Old Town Square. Charles Bridge and Powder Tower ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Great hotel. Have stayed many times. Gets better and better. Please just add a running machine in the gym!"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

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Michelangelo Grand Hotel Prague
Michelangelo Grand Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
Vladislavova 1477/20, Praha 1 - Nove Mesto, Prague
The price is ¥9,308 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
This family-friendly Prague hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Wenceslas Square and Prague Astronomical Clock. Old Town ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (652 reviews)
"Very nice rooms, they felt new and recently updated, maybe a pool or gym would have been a bonus however we did not come to Prague to spend lots of time in the hotel."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Prague
Radisson Blu Hotel, Prague
5 out of 5
Zitna 8, Prague, Prague
The price is ¥13,171 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Located in Nove Mesto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Town Hall, Wenceslas Square, and Dancing House. Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague National ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (168 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay overall but our initial check in was not pleasant. The thermostat was not working and when I notified the receptionist seemed annoyed and acted dismissive. The room was hot (stuffy) and we couldn’t breathe properly. We wanted to lower the temperature but to no avail. Thermostat ..."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

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Prague Marriott Hotel
Prague Marriott Hotel
5 out of 5
V Celnici 8, Prague
The price is ¥16,525 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Municipal House Hall and Powder Tower. Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (975 reviews)
"Excellent location, great accommodations"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

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Grandium Hotel Prague
Grandium Hotel Prague
5 out of 5
Politickych veznu 913/12, Prague
The price is ¥7,563 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mucha Museum, Wenceslas Square, and Jindrisska Tower. Museum of Communism and Old Town Square ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,832 reviews)
"Staff were very helpful, breakfast was lovely and as much as you could eat with a wide variety, rooms were clean. Location is excellent."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

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K+K Hotel Central Prague
K+K Hotel Central Prague
4.5 out of 5
Hybernska 10, Prague
The price is ¥8,726 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is steps from Royal Route and Powder Tower. Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square are also within 10 minutes. ...
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Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

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