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Celetna, Prague

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Celetná is a street in the Old Town, Prague, connecting the Old Town Square with the Powder Gate. It is one of the oldest streets in Prague and is part of the Royal Route.HistoryCeletná is a former Prague trade route. The street is named after bread that was baked in the area during the Middle Ages. It became a part of the Royal Route in the 14th century. The coronation parade would travel down Celetná.The Knights Templar used to hold meetings at the Temple, at 27. After the ending of the Knights Templar in 1312, secret meetings were held by the Knights in the basement. The building then became a hospital, and then a home in 1784. Franz Kafka had connections to the street, having been a lawyer at Pachta Palace. The palace, at 36, is the former headquarters of the Prague Military Commandment starting in 1784 until 1849. Kafka lived from 1888 until 1889 with his family at the Sixt House at 2. He lived from 1896 until 1907 At the Three Kings, at 3. At the Golden Angel, at 29, is a former inn. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed there. At the Red Eagle, at 21, is a former cafe. K.H. Mácha used to frequent it. In Jorge Luis Borges's story "The Secret Miracle" the main character, Jaromir Hladik resides on this street in March, 1939. A Piarists school used to be located at the Menhart House at 17. Giovanni Battista Alliprandi designed the building at 12, the Hrzan of Harasov Palace.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This building is a jewel of cubism. The unique location, beautifully maintained. Wonderful staircase and interior design at all. A lover of this style, forget the unique stone Cubist lantern at the entrance to the Franciscan garden!
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  • August 4, 2017
    If you want to see a lot of Czech souvenir shops, some coffe houses and also some very nice and important building - Cubist house - this is your street. Unfortunately almost every tourist visits this ...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Very nice Street to walk aimlessly, see some shops and a coffee in one of the thousands there. Perfect place to hang out.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Theatre in celetná is among the quality of the Prague scene with its own set of a highest quality. Today, it doesn't mean that you always got a great piece, but a lot of good performances is played right here. The legendary Cyrano, Copenhagen, flowers for Algernon. Part of the theatre's prima bar where you can enjoy just off the street, plus a nice inner courtyard with a gallery.
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  • June 20, 2017
    One of my favorite theaters. Nice atmosphere, great performances (e.g. the very I remember comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead and Rose for Algernon, I was like a second term).
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  • March 25, 2017
    For me personally, this is one of the oldest theatres! Meaningful and intelligent performances, amazing atmosphere and a good cup of coffee 😊
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