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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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  • I was so over-expecting of this street that I was slightly disappointed when I got there. It is very cute but the houses are tiny and it might get a bit overcrowded if there are lots of people. Do not...  more »
  • Golden lane has been famous in Prague since 1100 years as a desirable property. There are 13 small houses which have been occupied by interesting owners. The entire top floor of all the houses have be...  more »
  • Without the people it would be a beautiful place to walk and explore and photograph. With 100s and 100s of people it is not a pleasant experience. Squashed and nil views of the lovely houses. I was ve...  more »
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  • Very touristy. Probably one of those things to have to have done and tell your friends about. The picture outside of number 22 (the house Kafka lived in) is mandatory. We took a long walk up there and it was more the journey that was worth it.
  • Was a very fortunate discovery! Had tons of preconceptions that it will be boring and expensive. Instead it was incredible!
  • I can't believe they charge admission to a street. Seems nice, but why admission? Really?
  • 250 Kč for the cheapest ticket to get into the Golden Lane. For us, the most interesting thing was shooting an ancient crossbow. And the collection of medieval armour. But there are lots of other things to see here.
  • Tourist trap par excellence. The exhibits have little to do with the history of the Golden Lane houses. And there are more authentic picturesque little streets nearby, like Nový Svět.