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The Four Quarters of Prague

Prague, until around 1800, just consisted of 4 separate towns that had 4 town squares, which were all divided by defended walls. Every town had distinctive qualities, that originated from the personalities of the individuals who settled in them initially. These days, most of the charm of Prague endures within …

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Wenceslas Square

The south end of Na příkopě meets Wenceslas Square (Václvské náměstí) – the 750-metre long and 60-metre wide boulevard. It was first laid out over 600 years ago in the Charles IV period when it was used as a horse market. Since then the square has been a regular parade …

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Neighbourhoods, Places to Stay

There is a large choice of accommodation in Prague, from intimate, romantic hotels based in historical townhouses, to international luxurious chain hotels, such as the Ibis, Hilton and Crowne Plaza. There are also B&Bs and budget hostels, as well as smaller boutique hotels. Furthermore, a new trend has emerged of …

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The New Town

This is the city’s commercial and business district, housing big shopping malls, hotels, cinemas, nightclubs and fast-food restaurants. The hub of the New Town is the long, sloping boulevard, Wenceslas Square. The New Town (Nové Město) was founded by the emperor Charles IV, in the year 1348. It was the most …

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