"Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka)The..." Czech Republic Favorite Tip by Elena_g

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Favorite thing: Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka)
The phrase 'picturesque street' might have been invented to describe this tiny, snaking cobbled lane, with its miniature cottages, shops and cafes, its historical associations with alchemy and its proximity to the great cathedral, basilica and castle which overlook it.
Vaulted ceilings and leaping cherubs were the province of the Great and the Mighty. Here, in
charming domesticity, the aspirations of the common people are given shape. And what did
they dream about? Gold, of course. It was on this street, or so legend has it, that 16th century alchemists laboured to discover the secrets of the 'Philosopher's Stone'.

Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas Square)
With the Narodni Museum and the statue of Saint Wenceslas dominating its upper slope, and
the rows of shops, hotels and nightclubs that flank it, Wenceslas Square is a happy mixture of old and new; both the commercial hub and the boulevard that never sleeps in Prague Old Town. Aside from the statue of Bohemia's patron saint, spear held aloft, and the 19th century,
neo-Renaissance National Museum.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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