About new town district in prague
The New Town, founded in 1348 by Charles IV, was carefully planned and laid out
around three large central market-places: the Hay Market
(Senovazne Square), the Cattle Market (Charless Square)
and the Horse Market (Wenceslas Square).
Twice as large as the Old Town, the area was mainly inhabited by
tradesmen and craftsmen such as bkacksmiths, wheelwriths and brewers.
During the late 19th century, much of the New Town was demolished
and completely redeveloped, giving it the appearance it has today.
The 750 meter long and 60 meter wide boulevard originates from the
Charles IV period when it was used as a Horse market.
In the upper part of the boulevard the statue of St. Wenceslas on his
horse can be seen. It is the good king Vaclav, who was murdered by
his brother over a thousand years ago, and who over the years has
become the national hero. The artist J.V. Myslbek began to make
this statue in the year 1884 and 36 years later it was finished
A Neo-Rennaisance building of 1868-81, built to plans of J. Zitek. A
fire destroyed much
of the building in its first year of existence; it was reconstructed
by architect Josef Schulz in 1883. The outside and inside decoration
was completed by the artists of the National Theatre generation.
M. Ales, F. Zenisek, V. Hynais, J. V. Myslbek, etc. The
National Theatre is the
outstanding Czech stage and its repertoire consists of drama, opera
and ballet performances.
The building conversion in the historical tower according to the design
of the architect Vrzal and its commercial use was completely in conformance
with the requirements for the protection of monuments. The ferroconcrete,
self-supporting construction does not in any way impinge on the stone
masonry of the original bell tower.
It is quite simply unique and the only tower in Central Europe that has
been opened up to the public for multipurpose use. It is furnished and
fitted out to a standard appropriate for visitors in the third millennium
(air-conditioning, modern lighting, staircase and express elevator, etc.)
All of the café, restaurant and retail spaces in the tower have managed
to preserve the characteristic values of the building and locality.
There is a magnificent panoramic view of Prague from
the tenth floor, which has remained unknown up to now. The tower is in the
epicentre of all of Prague's renowned "one hundred spires", of which
there are actually more than a thousand in total. For this reason there is
also a museum of Prague spires on the sixth floor.
New Town Hall
A gothic complex of buildings from the late 14th and early 15th centuries,
rebuilt in the renaissance style in the 16th century. It contains a tower
with Our Lady Chapel, two gothic halls with ribbed vaults and a renaissance
hall. During 1377 - 1784 the seat of the New Town authorities. On 30th
July, 1419, the scene of the defenestration of the Catholic aldermen by
Prague Hussites which mardked the begining of the Hussite revolution.
Accommodation in New Town Prague area.
Hotel Meran Prague
In the surroundings of hotel Meran there are the most important sightseeings and monumets, but
also variety of shops, restaurants, night clubs bars or discotheques. You will find it right on
the main shopping avenue in Prague, on Wenceslas Square. Nowadays provides hotel Meran
accommodation in 20 mo...
Special Offer: 63 EUR Double room / night
Hotel Evropa Prague
Hotel Evropa has an ideal location on the main artery of Prague, it´s famous Venceslaus Square.
In the vicinity are not only many significant historic landmarks, but also a wide variety of
restaurants, bars, night clubs, discos and shops of local and international variety, all within
a walking dista...
High-Season: 120 EUR Double room / night
Hotel Antik City Prague
4 stars Hotel Antik City Prague is conviently situated near all main sights of Prague and you can reach all of them by walk.
Even here you can feel the touch of history in each step. Near elegant Hotel Antik City Prague there are many
restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops with world famous brands.
Special Offer: 63 EUR Double room / night
Hotel Ambassador Prague
Hotel was built in 1920 in the Art Nouveau style on the famous Wenceslas Square directly in the centre
of Prague. The hotel consists of two parts as its name Ambassador - Zlata Husa suggests. The history of
the first one is quite straightforward in spite of the history of the second one, which is a ...
Special Offer From: 113 EUR Double room / night
Hotel Jalta Prague
First class Hotel Jalta is located on Wenceslas Square in the historic heart of Prague. Whether in business or
pleasure, you are only a few steps away from the financial and commercial center and city's many tourist attractions.
Jalta combines a modern feel with a grand sense of heritage, having bee...
Special Offer: 94 EUR Double room / night
Hotel Seven Days Prague
Hotel Seven Days is located in the very centre of Prague, close to its historical centre and in the vicinity of
Wenceslas Square, which is not only an important business area, but also a pleasant location for shopping and
entertainment. Originally a residential building, Hotel Seven Days has been fu...
High-Season: 142 EUR Double Superior / night
Novomestsky Hotel Prague
This three star hotel offers a very attractive location in the surrounding of Charles Square and Wenceslas
Square in the city center. Hotel offers 34 rooms in single and double rooms. Also available are 3 threebedded
apartments consisting of two connected rooms. All rooms have shower and toilet, rad...
Hotel Golden Gate Prague
The beautiful and luxurious Golden Gate Suites offers 78 charming, individually-designed and fully equipped
spacious suites, Relax center, fine dining Restaurant, conference facilities and parking spaces.
High-Season: 196 EUR studio / night
Pension Brezina Prague
The Brezina Pension is a mid-market to economy hotel located in the centre of Prague, not far from the
Wenceslas Square. It is designed to appeal to both budget-conscious tourists and average business
travelers. The Brezina Pension has about 35 rooms. They are classified into three categories.Most o...
High-Season: 76 EUR Double room Tourist / night
Adria Hotel Prague
Luxury hotel Adria is a classic four-star hotel after an extensive reconstruction accomplished in 2003,
combining the charm of the old Prague with a comfort of modern equipped rooms. The hotel’s history dates
back to the 14th century, when the whole premises belonged to the Carmelitan Convent of St....
Special Offer: 93 EUR Double room / night
Pension Avalon - Merlin Prague
Guest House Merlin is located in the centre of the city Prague on the banks of River Vltava, near subway
station Karlovo Naměstí. All historical buildings and monuments are not far away. Charles Bridge, The
National Theatre and Old Town Square are all within 15 minutes walk from our guest house.For ...
High-Season: 68 EUR double room - cat. B / night