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Prague Sights

Nový Svět

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Updated 10/07/2013

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This picturesque, winding little alley, with façades from the 17th and 18th centuries, once housed Prague's poorest residents, but now many of the homes are used as artists' studios. The last house on the street, No. 1, was the home of the Danish-born astronomer Tycho Brahe. Supposedly Tycho was constantly disturbed during his nightly stargazing by the neighboring Loreto's church bells. He ended up complaining to his patron, Emperor Rudolf II, who instructed the Capuchin

monks to finish their services before the first star appeared in the sky.

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Nový Svět, Prague, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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Updated 10/07/2013

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