"Nove Mesto" Nove Mesto - New Town Tip by Pieter11

Nove Mesto - New Town, Prague: 15 reviews and 30 photos

  Revolucni in Nove Mesto
by Pieter11
 
 

The Nove Mesto, New Town, isn't as new as its name may suggest. Actually, this part of the city was already founded in 1348, by the King Charles IV. Nove Mesto was built to concentrate the increasing industry. A few big marketsquares, with all an own focus, became the centres of the area.

In 1784 the different quarters of Prague were united and the canals en walls around Stare Mesto were demolished. At the free spaces that were created, the new, expanding activities were positioned. The streets Na Prikope, Narodni and Revolucni became busy business areas.

After the fall of the communism the old Soviet-warehouses were replaced by modern shops. Nowadays the Nove Mesto is the centre of the shopping areas in the city, with every now and then a nice old building in between the shops.

Address: Nove Mesto, Prague
Directions: Surrounding the whole of the Old Town. The streets Revolucni, Na Prikope and Narodni and the borders dividing the two areas.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 29, 2006
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