Exploring Prague's Hidden Gems: Novy Svet
Tucked away from Prague Castle is Novy Svet, a hidden gem and picturesque neighborhood in Hradcany (the Castle District). Novy Svet (which loosely translates to "The New World") is a historic residential area that dates all the way back to the 14th century. The narrow cobblestone streets are lined with colorful houses and cozy cafes, making it a quiet and perfect escape from the crowded Prague Castle.
I ventured to Novy Svet during a field trip for my Photography class at Charles University. I jumped on the opportunity to take a class at Charles, in addition to my CIEE classes, and I am definitely glad I did. The photography class has allowed me to diversify my courses and meet new international and abroad students. I certaintly wouldn't have discovered Novy Svet if my professor didn't take us there!
If you're planning on visiting the Castle, make sure you walk a little further and explore the beautiful, hidden village of Novy Svet!
By Alice Bodge, Student of Communications, New Media and Journalism Program, Prague, Fall 2019 This fall, I’ve had the pleasure of interning with the Global Arena Research Institute (GARI) in... keep reading