Nový Svět. The "New World" neighborhood
Feeling like Christopher Columbus? Come and discover the New World. No, not America, but a little neighborhood hidden away behind Hradčany.
Prague is the perfect city for losing oneself on a leisurely afternoon stroll. The back-alleys and small out-of-the-way districts seem to call to us, and the minuscule New World neighborhood is a perfect example. From Hradčanské náměstí (Hradčany square), head down Kanovnická Street; from Loretánské náměstí, take Kapucínská Street: the back alleys of the New World are impossible to miss. This area is a neigborhood in itself, unique for its small and picturesque homes. Once a little suburb of Hradčany is first mentioned around the year 1350 and soon was integrated inside the town's fortifications. With their ivy-framed windows, the tiny houses are simply delightful. Although they once housed castle workers, the houses are now very expensive.
Where to eat
U Zlaté Hrušky. Nový Svět 77/3. Phone: +420 220 514 778. The "Golden Pear" has one of the most renowned kitchens in Prague. Try Charles IV’s royal sirloin or traditional Bohemian duck. Meals cost around CZK 600. The restaurant's garden terrace is open in summer months for outdoor dining.
Where to Sleep
Hostel U Zlatého Pluhu. Nový Svět 88/23. Phone: +420 233 350 631, +420 775 988 842. These flats house 2-6 people and are ideal for families. The cost for 2 people is CZK 2400 during high season, and the cost for 6 people is CZK 4800.
Dům U Zlatého Stromu. Nový Svět 13/82. Phone : +420 220 513 579. Renata Vaněčková, phone: +420 602 793 904. A homey environment, the house offers spacious bedrooms with private toilets and bathrooms. For families, there is a 2-bedroom flat that accommodates up to 5 people. One double room costs CZK 2000 during the high season. A flat for 5 people is CZK 3200.
Romantik hotel U raka. Černínská 10. Phone: +420 220 511 100. This small hotel has beautiful surroundings and is very welcoming. A double room costs around € 200.