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Golden Lane, Prague

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Shop for souvenirs, visit medieval attractions, or simply take a stroll along Golden Lane, lined with quaint and colorful townhouses bearing witness to some famous names. Legend has it that 16th-century alchemists had to journey here to find a reaction to produce gold, so the street is also affectionately known as the Street of Alchemists or Alchemists' Alley. Writer Franz Kafka lived at No. 22 for two years, and Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert called the lane home in 1929. Today the little houses mainly host souvenir shops, as well as a medieval museum of armory within a 14th-century fortification. Visitors can also see Dalibor Tower, a former dungeon. Use our Prague tourist route planner to visit Golden Lane on your trip to Prague, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A beautiful place, but it spoils the historical charm of the long queue at the entrance. I don't know how it can happen to the street front.
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  • August 14, 2017
    a little hunting tourists shopping, the beautiful thing is at the bottom if you want to shoot with crossbow climbs up but many armors and swords
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  • August 13, 2017
    A unique tourist attraction located just outside the exit gate of the Castle, Golden Lane offers you an interesting peek into the life of Czechs with several small shops covering various aspects of Cz...  more »

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