Novy Svet

Novy Svet, Prague: Address, Novy Svet Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks
The area
Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,089 contributions
Jun 2021
A picturesque corner with tiny winding streets,and small residential houses, small hotels and little cafe is located out of the beaten track close to the Prague castle. The famous Danish astronomer and mathematician Tycho Brahe lived in the house No. 76/1 in 1600. At the end you can find a house with a thatched roof, the only surviving timbered building in Prague, now a hotel. Now thanks to lack of tourists lost and deserted world.
Written June 22, 2021
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Oct 2019
Novy Svet - New World , is still mostly undiscovered by the large groups of tourists.
I am grateful that one can still walk around in peace and enjoy the atmosphere from years past.

Restaurant, cute little Cafe and playground can be found along the way.

We were staying in the Castle area in the Hotel Savoy for part of our trip this year.
We had more time to linger in the surrounding areas .

Memories of years past.....
Written September 11, 2020
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK834 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We wondered around Novy Svet after visiting the castle. It’s a really pretty and quaint neighbourhood. Very few tourists and it is nice to just walk around taking in the beautiful buildings and history. Came across some quaint cafes and hotels too. I would recommend a walk around if you are looking to escape the huddle and bustle of the tourist areas.
Written February 18, 2020
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Passenger709714
10 contributions
Jul 2019
I'm glad that during my visit I choose to escape from the crowd and visit this quiet and lovely part of Prague. It worth a break, a nice walk, good coffee, time stops .........
Written January 6, 2020
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Nikos Taskos
Thessaloniki, Greece206 contributions
Dec 2019
Quiet neighbourhood next to the castle area - this place is still off the beaten path. If you are nearby make sure to visit, learn its history and roam freely in its picturesque streets,
Written December 7, 2019
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Kathryn E
Sheffield, UK410 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were in an hotel near the castle, and so it was pleasant to walk round an area not mobbed by tourists. The houses are really cute. It was a very peaceful place.
Written October 11, 2019
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DKVR
Prague, Czech Republic117 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Beautiful architecture, little houses, and great walking. One of our favorite places in Prague, a city with many alternatives.
Written July 22, 2019
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Deepansh J
249 contributions
Jun 2019
Novy Svet has a nice village vibe just behind the famous and beautiful Prague Castle ,ocated near the Charles bridge.
Written June 30, 2019
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Ivans K
Jakarta, Indonesia2,024 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
During my trip, I always try to find a hidden gem either it's a restaurant, cafe, lounge, shops etc. You will find this gem that is still in the historical center but off the beaten track, which is Novy Svet.
Novy svet (which loosely translates as “The New World”) is a fantastic, picturesque part of the Castle district that is severely neglected by virtually all the tourists but secretly loved by all the locals. Dated back to the 14th Century, it is a small area consisting of just a few streets that have retained the atmosphere of a small village. If you want quiet far from the madding crowds (actually, it’s just two streets away from the main route between the Castle and the Strahov Monastery), this is where you’ll find it.
On top of that, the area now boasts a wonderful cafe that bears the name of the area: Novy svet.
It’s a tiny room and a few chairs outside. Nestled in an area associated with tourism, you would expect inferior products and premium on everything. You would be wrong: they take coffee from Doubleshot, high-quality Prague-based roasters. They also serve good ice-cream by 2AD and a few cakes and snacks.
This is a small cafe and it has only max 20 seats, but probably the most beautiful place in Prague to enjoy a cup of coffee: their small balcony with two chairs and a table overlooks a dense, forgotten garden. Enjoy!
Written May 30, 2019
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cohenmatthew
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a narrow street that winds through a small neighborhood whose houses are a couple hundred years old. It's a couple of blocks west of the Prague Castle complex, and a pleasant counterpoint to the mosh pit that is the castle. One of the first houses you come upon has a plaque on it reporting that Tyco Brahe lived there, and on reading about Novy Svet, Johannes Kepler lived in the same house later.

You can walk the length of the street in about 15 minutes, and there is a cafe at the end, if you want to re-charge with a coffee.
Written May 17, 2019
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