Prague's New Town, which really isn't old at all as it dates back to 1348, plays host to a fascinating number of Prague sights. One could actually say that the real Prague exists in this area as the Old Town sometimes plays victim to the trade of tourism. This authentic and bustling area that was created by King Charles IV is more avant garde than Old Town and features architectural and cultural gems such as museums, galleries and theaters, old palaces, shopping arcades, art house cinemas, concert halls and much more. Situated between Old Town and Vysehrad, New Town offers an array of sights and attractions in Prague, most of which are situated off of or around Wenceslas Square, a.k.a. the setting for the Velvet Revolution. This bustling wide avenue boasts the pretty National Museum, the evocative St. Wenceslas equestrian statue, shops, cafes, bars and more. If you want a taste of real Prague, spend a day or two exploring New Town.
 

Palác Adria

Located in Prague's bustling New Town neighborhood on the corner of Jungmannovo náměstí and Národní třída is Palác Adria, a gorgeous Rondo-Cubist structure. This architectural gem is on a wondrous square that features Art Deco and Art Nouveau structures as well. The palace has an attractive cafe on the top floor with a large terrace that overlooks...

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Legio Bank Building

Located on Na poříčí Street is the intriguing Legio Bank Building, a splendid example of Rondo-Cubist architecture in the center of Prague. If you happen to be a lover of architecture, this structure is definitely a must see during your architecture rounds in Prague. Designed by Czech architecture Josef Gočár, the same architect who designed the fa...

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Cubist Lamp Post

Situated off of bustling Wenceslas Square on Jungmannovo náměstí is the Cubist Lamp Post. Designed by Czech architect Emil Králíček, this lamp post is the only Cubist lamp post in the world. If you happen to be a fan of architecture the Cubist Lamp Post is worth a quick look especially seeing it is right off of Wenceslas Square in New Town. The bas...

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National Museum – Main Building

The name National Museum is most often used for its main building that has been a dominant feature of the upper part of the Wenceslas Square already since 1891. However, the name applies to the whole institution comprising around one dozen of buildings located in and out of Prague. The objective of the National Museum is to further develop national...

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National Museum - New Building

The unusual structure located between the historical building of the National Museum and State Opera, which once served as the headquarters of Radio Free Europe and the Czechoslovak parliament, has been a part of the National Museum since 2009. The oldest part of the building was created in 1938 according to the project of the architect Jaroslav Rö...

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National Theater

The cornerstone of the realization of the deep-seated and long-held Czech desire for independent nationhood and the preservation and celebration of the Czech language was laid with the cornerstone of the National Theater on May 16, 1868. Built overlooking the Vltava River using funds entirely donated by the general populous in response to an all-ca...

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State Opera Praha

First known as the German Theater, this gem of the Prague operatic scene was opened on January 5th, 1888 with a production by Wagner, expressly for the German artists in Prague who had previously been performing at the Estates Theater and longed for their own space, spurred on by the creation of the National Theater and its almost exclusively Czech...

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Church of Our Lady of the Snows

Founded in 1397, the Church of Our Lady of the Snows is one of the most beautiful churches in Prague that is sometimes forgotten due to its slightly hidden location. Wander through the lush rose-scented Franciscan Garden in Prague's New Town and you will happen upon this gem of a church. The strange structure will at once strike you as being very d...

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Mucha Museum

A museum dedicated to the Czech Art Nouveau painter and designer Alfons Mucha is located in the Kaunický Palace in the very center of Prague. The exhibition presents approximately 100 works by Alfons Mucha including oil paintings, drawings, pastels, sculptures and photographs, as well as personal objects that make it possible for visitors to take a...

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Antonín Dvořák Museum

Visit the National Museum’s Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague’s New Town today. Inside this charming little renovated Baroque townhouse ("Villa America”) you can find a nice collection of Dvořák’s personal items, period photographs, correspondence, music notes / autographs, and more; the museum was founded in 1932 to the delight of Dvořák fans. The B...

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Podskalí Customs House at Výtoň

The Podskalí Customs House at Výtoň is a Gothic timbered and plastered building from the 16th century. You will see here an exhibition commemorating the appearance of and life in Podskalí, an area that once existed where today's Rašínovo embankment in Prague is located. Besides the Church of Saint Cosmas and Damian, the Podskalí Customs House at Vý...

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