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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  • This small road leads to the old town square and is a street full of souvenir shops, there is also to Tussaud wax museums by Grevin and the Chocolate Museum
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  • As follows from the Piazza della Repubblica through the old town square. Souvenir shops, restaurants, walking, fun as follows. Charles Street as the street with not a lot of sightseeing done, is recommended. Through the streets, and you will see sights.
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  • One of the oldest streets of Prague, connects the powder tower to the old town square. Lined with beautiful old buildings, but unfortunately a little frayed from too many souvenir shops
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