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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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