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Golden Lane, Prague
(3.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • To have access to it, you need to buy the admission for the Prague Castle. The lane is part of the complex of the castle. It's such a charming one! There you find shops (one of them would sell cosmeti...  more »
  • An alley full of charm in the heart of Prague Castle! It's like miniature houses! Inside of the houses is laid out in the form of pretty interesting Museum. Unfortunately during the day the place is often crowded with tourists, removing much of the charm of the alley. A visit outside normal hours allows to enjoy much better (and free!) even if the houses are then closed. Then, we take full advantage of the architecture of the street.
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  • Small, cute houses and from each other. The life by imagining you can watch for minutes inside the houses. One of the places to be seen at the Prague Castle.
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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.