Nove Mesto Walking Tour, Prague

Nové Město (“New Town” in Czech) is a district in Prague, the youngest (est. 1348) and the largest (three times the size of the Old Town) of the five originally independent townships that form today's historic center of the Czech capital. The area bears great historic significance and is traditionally dense with tourists. Among the attractions found here are the Dancing House (named so for resembling a pair of dancers), Charles' Square (one of the largest squares in the world and once the largest town square in medieval Europe), Antonín Dvořák Museum (paying tribute to the famous Czech composer), and numerous churches and cathedrals. No trip to Prague is complete without a visit to Nové Město!
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Guide Name: Nove Mesto Walking Tour
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague (See other walking tours in Prague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: Daniel
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Dancing House

1) Dancing House (must see)

The Dancing House ('Tančící dům') is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in downtown Prague, at Rašínovo nábřeží 80. It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been destroyed during the Bombing of Prague in 1945). The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996. The very non-traditional design was controversial...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

2) Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (must see)

Saints Cyril and Methodus Cathedral was the 1st Orthodox Cathedral in Prague and is well worth a visit as it played an important role in Prague’s history.

In 1739 a Baroque church was built along with a house for retired priests and consecrated to St Charles Borromeus, the 16th-century Archbishop of Milan. In 1783 the church and retirement house was closed down and the buildings were used as an army storehouse and later as army barracks. In 1869 it became the Czech Technology Centre.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of St. Ignatius

3) Church of St. Ignatius

One of the earliest Baroque buildings in Prague, St Ignatius Church in Charles Square is part of the third largest Jesuit Complex in Europe.

The church was built in 1687 on the site of several medieval houses and consecrated to St Ignatius of Loyola, the Patron Saint who founded the Jesuit Order. The Jesuit ascetic way of life doesn’t extend to their churches and St Ignatius Church is flamboyantly decorated with lots of gilding and stucco decorations.

The beautifully executed frescoes...   view more
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Charles Square

4) Charles Square (must see)

If you want to relax for a while during your exploration of Prague’s historical sites, you might like to do so in Charles Square, which is the largest square in Prague.

When Charles IV founded New Town in the 14th century, the square was the central town marketplace. In the 15th century, it was called the Cattle Market as drovers sold their herds there. The square got its current name in 1848.

On the northern side of the square stands the New Town Hall which was built in the 14th century...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint Stephen Church

5) Saint Stephen Church

While you are exploring Prague’s New Town, don’t forget to visit the lovely Neo-Gothic St Stephen Church on Stepanska Street.

The church was founded in 1351, but building continued until 1401 when the tower was added. In 1686 the St Cornelius Chapel was attached to the church and the Chapel of the Branbergers was built in 1736. In 1866 a Neo-Gothic vestibule was added during reconstruction carried out by Josef Mocker. The belfry behind the church dates back to 1600. The only remaining...   view more
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St. Catherine Church

6) St. Catherine Church

You can’t miss St Catherine Church on the upper side of Prague’s New Town, because of its wonderful Gothic steeple, known because of its shape, as the “Prague Minaret”.

The church, which stands in the huge gardens of a former convent, dates back to 1354. In the 16th century the convent became an Augustinian monastery. In 1737 the church was reconstructed in the Baroque style, but the Gothic tower was kept and cunningly integrated into the new façade.

Once considered the most...   view more
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Dvorak Museum

7) Dvorak Museum

The Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague is a museum dedicated to the great Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904). It is part of the Czech Museum of Music which in turn is part of the complex of the National Museum. It is housed in a baroque building which was designed by the famous architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer at the beginning of the 18th century. Although the house itself has no particular link with the composer the Antonín Dvořák museum has been housed there...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Church of Charles the Great

8) The Church of Charles the Great

Among Prague’s sacred monuments, the Church of St Mary and St Charles the Great was the building that Charles IV took the most personal interest in and he laid the first foundation stone himself in 1351.

At first named the Church of St Charlemagne, this Gothic church was built in an octagonal style, after the funeral chapel of Charlemagne in Aachen. The church was consecrated to St Mary and the name became the Church of St Mary and St Charles the Great after the Hussite Wars in the 15th...   view more

Walking Tours in Prague, Czech Republic

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Creating your own self-guided walk in Prague is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Stare Mesto Souvenir Shopping

Stare Mesto Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Prague without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Prague, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Stare Mesto Orientation Walk

Stare Mesto Orientation Walk

Old Town (Czech: Staré Město) is a medieval settlement of Prague, once separated from the outside by a semi-circular moat and wall, connected to the Vltava at both of its ends. The moat is now covered up by the streets, which remain the official boundary of the cadastral district of Old Town. Notable places in the Old Town include the Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock, Kinsky Palace and many others. Take this orientation walk to explore the Prague Old Town at its best.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Hradcany Walk

Hradcany Walk

Hradčany, or the Castle District, is an area in Prague surrounding the Prague Castle. The latter is said to be the biggest castle in the world (measuring some 570 meters long and approximate 130 meters wide). Going back in history as far as the 9th century, the castle has been the seat of power for Bohemian kings, Holy Roman emperors, leaders of Czechoslovakia and is currently the official residence of the Czech Republic President. Located nearby is St Vitus' Cathedral, housing the Archbishop of Prague. Despite the presence of majestic, historic locations, Hradčany also has plenty of romantic and peaceful nooks and corners, complete with picturesque lookouts, much to the delight of numerous guests of the city and locals. Take this walk and explore some of these at your own pace!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Stare Mesto Nightlife

Stare Mesto Nightlife

Prague offers fascinating night entertainment. It has a lot of clubs and discos. Check out the most popular nightlife spots in Central Prague in the following self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Holesovice Walking Tour

Holesovice Walking Tour

Holešovice is a suburb in the north of Prague situated on a meander of the river Vltava. In the past it was a heavily industrial area, while today it is home to the main site of the Prague's National Gallery, the Veletržní palác, and one of the largest railway stations in Prague, Nádraží Holešovice. Take this tour to enjoy what Holešovice area has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Josefov Walking Tour

Josefov Walking Tour

Josefov, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town, is completely surrounded by Prague Staré Město. Here you can find beautiful and historically important synagogues, as well as art galleries and museums. This tour will help you to explore the most interesting sites of the Jewish quarter.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km

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