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Novy Svet

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Hradcany & Letna
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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
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Beautiful and peaceful area to wander through

We followed a walking tour (through a company called Prague in a Box) that took us thorough Novy Svet, an area we might otherwise have missed. If you want a more peaceful walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Julie L
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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312 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We followed a walking tour (through a company called Prague in a Box) that took us thorough Novy Svet, an area we might otherwise have missed. If you want a more peaceful walk than the usual tourist-heavy spots this is the perfect area. All the houses here were built in the 16th century at the latest and are protected by... More 

Thank Julie L
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very close to Prague castle... and all that crowds around..., but fortunately still very quiet, almost undiscovered part of Mala Strana region. Pictoresque houses, cafés and one hidden children playground. You may find it. Close to Loretanske namesti (beneath it).

Thank TomasF16
Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

lovely little walk after passing by the castle. winding cobblestone streets, each house unique and quaint. little spots to stop for coffee and a bite to eat, though be careful where you choose - many tourist traps. nice walk with lovely scenery, will definitely return

Thank SaBach117
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Hradčany has many hidden streets. If you take the time to wander, there are many enclaves of picturesque quarters to enjoy. Nový Svět for example is just a little off Loreta Square on the way to Prague Castle. The area has a art gallery housed amongst a village like atmosphere. The Nový Svět cafe is a lovely quiet escape that... More 

Thank JuiTeoh
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Really lovely walk through the streets, was very peaceful. Would recommend if you want a nice wander somewhere a little quieter.

Thank Jemma H
Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Ideal for a stroll from the castle to Loreta church and an intermittent break at Kavarna Novy Svet. If you know Terry Pratchetts Ankh-Morpok Nightwatch - think of a cobbler walking through small streets. You can almost feel him there... Pittoresque, nice and well worth a visit. Also very nice when enlightend in the evening for pictures. Btw: Czech astronomer... More 

1 Thank Marcus M
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Only a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the castle, it is definitely worth the walk. The cobbled streets and small houses are different from the main town and it was lovely to spend a little time in this area and see the real Prague. Preferred this to the castle!

2 Thank Lucy H
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Situated behind Prague Castle in a quiet street, this is a walk to remember and it brings you to a different time altogether. If you love old buildings and want to reminiscent the past, come here.

2 Thank Say D
Morris County, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

If only It could always stay this way. Peaceful. Tranquil. Without the crowds. The small houses painted in pastel colors, the narrow cobblestone streets, a different house on every corner - it is still the most picturesque, quaint neighborhood. There are so many tourists attractions close by, it seems most people run out of time to wander around here. If... More 

7 Thank Wenovo
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was a great little detour off the busy tourist track. It's so close to Prague Castle and easy to get to, have a stroll through the quiet residential neighborhood and enjoy an escape from the seemingly endless crowds. At the far end of the Novy Svet road there are stairs that go up to the right. Go up the... More 

3 Thank Wanderful H

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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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