Novy Svet

One of the most romantic Prague streets - Novy Svet - is located just a few steps from the crowded Loretanska Square. When you are here it is hard to believe that you are still in the capital city.

A long time ago this place was a suburb of Hradcany town. After 1360 it was included in the town walls. Houses which we can see here today were built mostly in the 17th and 18th centuries. Residents of Novy Svet were not very wealthy people. We can guess it looking at their small and simply decorated houses. Therefore they look even more attractive now.

Novy Svet Street, Prague

The residents tried to compensate for the modesty of their houses by giving them pompous names. Almost all houses have the word "golden" in their names: The Golden Sun, The Golden Pheasant, The Golden Lamb. And many famous people lived in Novy Svet. For example, Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, lived in the house №76/1. Santini family owned a house The Golden Acorn (№79/1). Jan Blazej Santini is one of the most famous baroque architects in the Czech republic.

The Smallest House in Novy Svet, Prague

On the corner of Cerninska Street and Novy Svet, you can see a house with a rose facade and just one window. This building claims to be the tiniest house in Prague. Do not miss the house on the opposite side of the street. It is the only log house preserved in the historical center. The romantic hotel U Raka is located here.

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