Sightseeing in New Town (Prague)


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July 8th 2017
Published: July 8th 2017
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I was responsible for organizing the itinerary on 24 June. I’d already decided to visit Alfons Mucha’s Museum and Drorak Museum. At night of 23 June, I decided to take my parents and Mark Wenceslas Square, Astronomical Clock of the Old Town Hall, Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Charles Bridge, Church of St Nicholas via Mikulase Street and Lesser Quarter Square.







On 24 June we got off at Museum and walked through Wenceslas Square. The renovation work was carried out on the façade of the National Museum. I told my parents that this boulevard like square was the place where reform movements – ‘Prague Spring’ in late 1960s and the ‘Velvet Revolution’ took place in 1989 – and more than 500,000 participated in demonstration on those events. The modern battle place has been transformed a lovely boulevard flanked by shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas. As we walked down, we found a historic hotel, Hotel Evropa. Mark pointed at the balcony where Vaclav Havel stood at Velvet Revolution.







We then turned left and headed for Alfons Mucha’s Museum on Panska. We showed our Prague Card at the reception and got some discount for the admission. We saw his wide variety of paintings, posters, panels and sketches. Alfons Mucha painted a lot of ladies, in particularly using the prominent actress, Sarah Bernhardt, as a model. The museum wasn’t big, but the shop had a huge variety of souvenirs, many of which were related to Mucha’s art work and contained copies of his artwork on the items – bags, fridge magnets, T-shirts and umbrellas and stationery cases.







We then headed for the Old Town Square via Na Prikope Street and Mustek. There were a lot of big shops like Hamley’s, London’s teddy bear’s toy shop. We found the junction where a number of wooden blocks with colourful drawings of flags of all over the world – there were drawings of the Union Jack, St George, St Andrew and Rising Sun – it was run for the charity and looked interesting.



My parents found the market near the Old Town Square. They wanted to buy souvenirs and we strolled through the market. The stalls were selling a wide variety of homemade products – Czech chocolates, marionette dolls, necklaces & earrings
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Colourful wooden blocks of flags all over the world - it was run by charity
designed by local designers, leather jackets and bags, teas and fresh fruits. We bought quite a few items from these stalls.

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