Golden Lane
Zlatá Ulička

Golden Lane is one of the most picturesque streets in the city and is located within the grounds of Prague Castle. It is lined with small houses which were built by King Rudolph II and used as homes for his 24 security guards. It is believed that an alchemist who lived near Golden Lane tried to make gold for the king and so this is how the smallest street in Prague got its name.

Many 17th century goldsmiths and other famous artists such as the writer Franz Kafka lived in the houses. Today, most of them are used as souvenir shops where you can buy famous Bohemian glass, granite jewellery, imitation jewellery, puppets and other handmade objects.

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