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Explore Prague's New town

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Czechia is located in the heart of Europe, which is no coincidence. Prague is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Enjoy this beautiful guide as I walk you through the main streets of this stunning city. 

Let's start off at the National Museum, which is also an homonymous subway stop (Museum). The museum hosts around 14 million history and art items, although just the building itself is something worth visiting, since it dominates that entire street with its size and emblematic architecture. 

National Museum of Prague
National Museum of Prague
Václavské nám. 1700/68, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
© Photo: GoneWithTheWindStock
© Photo: GoneWithTheWindStock

Once you turn your back to the Museum, you will be facing a long square, called Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti). This is one of the main squares in Prague, with numerous shops, department stores, and businesses. The square which resembles a long boulevard is also well known for its historical gatherings, such as a protests and demonstrations. The Wenceslas Square hosts the traditional Christmas market in December. Take your time to browse down through the square, and of course, to explore some of the side streets and alleys, where you will find local cafes and smaller boutique stores.

Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square
Václavské nám. 846/1, 110 00 Praha 1-Můstek, Czechia
© Photo: Lena Maximova
© Photo: Lena Maximova

Since Prague is very rich in culture, there are plenty of galleries and museums that you will come across while strolling. One of the "must sees" is the Mucha Museum, which is located almost at the bottom of the square, and specifically on one of its side streets  (Panska street). Mucha is a well-known Czech artist, famous for his paintings and drawings, which are exhibited in the gallery. 

Mucha Museum Prague
Mucha Museum Prague

At the bottom of the square you'll also encounter Bata, which for many is known as "just a shoe store". However the store has a rather important history. The founder of the Bata shoes was Tomas Bata, who established the footwear company in 1894 in Zlin, Czechia. Today the shoe store is a multinational owned company. 

© Photo: Bohatyotec
© Photo: Bohatyotec

Once you reach the bottom of the square you will come to yet another shopping street, and the main street in Prague, na Prikope. This is where the subway, Mustek is located. Mustek actually means little bridge as it connects the new town with the old town. 

If you continue straight from Wenceslas square, through a few tourist and souvenir shops, you will reach Rytirska street, and Café-Café, which is a nice stop for a light lunch or coffee and a delicious piece of cake

Cafe Cafe, Prague
Cafe Cafe, Prague
Rytířská, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
© Photo: Praguestay
© Photo: Praguestay

If you turn right on Wenceslas square, you will find your way out of the tourist bubble, on Narodni street. On this same street, you definitely have to visit the Potrefena Husa (needle goose), which is a more local and traditional Czech restaurant, with its own beers and Czech cuisine

Potrefena Husa
Potrefena Husa
Národní, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

At the end of the Narodni Street, you'll find Prague’s national theatre (narodni divadlo). The stunning building is built in Renaissance architecture; it is also one of the most important buildings in Czech history. The theatre is most famous for its opera, ballet and drama pieces. 

Prague National Theatre
Prague National Theatre
Národní divadlo, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
© Photo: PytyCzech
© Photo: PytyCzech

As you walk pass the theatre while following the tram tracks, you will reach Smetanovo nabrezi, the river Vltava, which runs through Prague, and offers a magnificent view of Charles Bridge and of the Prague Castle.

© Photo: TomasSereda
© Photo: TomasSereda

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My name is Maša, born in Croatia but grew up in Prague. I have a great passion for gastronomy, yoga and languages. Follow my journey, as we travel through Denmark and Czechia.

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