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Golden Lane

Hradcany & Letna
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Address: Zlata ulicka, Prague 119 08, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 224 372 423
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Named after the goldsmith's who lived here in the 17th C this little street has a history

The Golden lane consists of many tiny houses that were built into the arches of the castle walls in the late 1500's for Rudolph II's castle guards. This is where they lived with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Ridgefield, CT
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not a must-see but it was decent. The armor display was cool. Make sure you give a shot at the cross-bow.

Thank Brian G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bother with this tiny lane. It is an added paid extra for the Castle but is frankly underwhelming. The houses are quite pretty but that is about it. The displays in the houses are not well explained and it is packed with tourists. Don't bother with this lane.

Thank Bouddica
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Golden Lane is a street of peddler houses and shops from the 15th century. You can peek into their insides for a time warp of sorts; to see what life was like for a shopkeeper or family during this time. Extending along the top of the bottom-floor displays, there is a small museum that showcases armory and weapons. And what... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 cosmetics made of beer!), cafes and one of the houses where Franz Kafka lived for a while. I definitely recommend it.

Thank g_marianaa
Ridgefield, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Golden lane consists of many tiny houses that were built into the arches of the castle walls in the late 1500's for Rudolph II's castle guards. This is where they lived with their families... The goldsmiths moved in a century later and then it became a slum. Today it has been restored to look as it was when the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Having seen most of the items in the past and even used to use some of them actively during my village life, still this was the most interesting part of the Prague Castle visit. Even more interesting was that people were living there till early 20th century. Especially the armours on the second flor were very interesting.

Thank Viatoris O
Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

interesting to see how these dwellings were used and good to see local artists using them for shops not overly priced compared to town center and good to know you are supporting people not factories

Thank celtic_hart
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

You enter the district after a long queue for security check. Then you wait in ticket office queue. Only combined tickets are offered even if you just wish to visit a single place. The combinations are very unclear and lack descriptions. When we got to the Golden Lane we have discovered that it is not barrier free and you must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is located right next to the Prague castle and the cathedral.. It is such nice place to visit, with a lot of information and history.. The tiny houses will just get you! Trust me! True is that you must buy whole round ticket for other sites in Prague castle. Which is of course well worth it! Make it a... More 

Thank Karolinaki
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very crowded place, but it is just a line of small shops that you have to pay for the pleasure of walking past. Not as colourful as I expected and there are huge crowds to contend with. Late in the day the entry attendants gave up and went home and it was free to enter, which was the correct entry... More 

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Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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