"Picturesque Street" Golden Lane Tip by viddra

Golden Lane, Prague: 115 reviews and 185 photos

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While at the Castle, visit the famous picturesque Golden Lane, with its 16th-century houses, now turned into museums and galleries, and the small souvenir shops.

One of the most famous residents here was Franz Kafka. You can easily find his blue house at number 22.

According to 1 version, King Rudolph II had the houses built for his 24 guards, while another version has it that in fact craftsmen, traders, artists and the king?s servants lived here.
As for its name, it probably got it because of the alchemists and goldsmiths who lived here in the 17th century.

One more thing ? if you get to the Castle after 6p.m. you?ll be able to enter the street for free and avoid the crowds.

Address: Zlata ulicka
Directions: Prague Castle
Website: http://www.hrad.cz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 26, 2008
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