Celetna Street, 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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  • From the Municipal House and powder tower is the street to the old town square. Goods-puppet is a souvenir store called souvenirs, Bohemian glass, and so on. Other massage shops, wax museum, the House of the Black Madonna of Cubist architecture in the Middle? What's there. Lively, fresh fun step as follows.
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  • From the old town square very lively way to Piazza della Repubblica (gunpowder Tower, City Hall). Just walking in, very fun. Did I walk along this street, from the later it was tseretuner Street.
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  • One of the oldest streets of the Old Town, turn on the powder tower, Old Town Square. This narrow street, charming and full of history is full of bars, restaurants, shops and museums. Walk by she is traveling to the past. Attached pictures.
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