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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. Plan to visit Golden Lane and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Prague attractions using our Prague day trip planner.
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  • Intriguing tiny narrow street with the history of the original occupants. SOme of them houses are laid out as they woudl havebeen , some are little shops eg marionette shop. There is also a small armo...  more »
  • In the area next to the Cathedral of san vito, is this alley, which it is paying. Ancient site of production of jewellery, this place has cottages with charm of different colors and shapes, today, offer typical Czech products. We liked it so much
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  • This road is just inside the Prague Castle. Striking for its picturesque low houses that surround it. At number 22 was living kafka and is now a gift shop. Climbing over the tower you can see collection of helmets and a small room of tortures. Down the alley homes became minimusei that represent the life then too bad the caretaker at 16 to begin closing the alley in hunting you from everything.
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  • Miserable their originally wonderful exposure. Souvenir shops do not correspond to anything in the past, Golden Lane. In the entrance turnstiles, illustrate the morass the United desire to capitalize on anything, what we ourselves did not deserve. Shame In Prague.
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  • The old Alchemist Street, within Prague Castle's walls. In the small homes/workshops are exhibited, however, devices from more recent times. The most interesting, I think, is the long continuous time at 1. floor where there is a large collection of fortidernes weapons and armor.
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  • Golden Thoreau. If you do not pass the time even if it seemed to be. I'd rather be here, and then go out and prospect better. See photo.
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  • Very nice, nice idea to restore and reconstruct old houses and shops to give an idea of how they should appear in the past. Well worth a visit.
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