Nerudova Street, Prague

Nerudova Street, Prague

You will find Nerudova Street in The Lesser Town area and if you don’t mind walking up a rather steep hill, this street makes for a very interesting visit, especially if you collect house-signs.

The street is named after Jan Neruda the writer who used the Lesser Town area as the backdrop for his stories and essays. The buildings are Renaissance or Baroque, but most have kept their Gothic origins in the form of cellars and vaults. The Embassy of Romania is housed in Morzin Palace, with its statues of two Moors holding up the balcony. The Italian Embassy is found at Thun-Hobenstein Palace and has a pair of eagles spreading their wings over the portal. The street is full of quaint pubs, restaurants and shops.

House signs were used before houses were numbered and Nerudova Street has plenty of fine examples. Among others are: “At the Golden Cup” you’ll see the symbol of goldsmiths and this one dates back to 1660. “At the Three Fiddles” is where the violin maker T.Edlinger, the founder of the Prague School of Violin Making, once lived. “At the Golden Horseshoe” you can see a real horseshoe on the foot of the painted horse, put there in 1559.

The Lesser Town is probably the most haunted area of Prague and Nerudova Street is no exception. “At the Black Eagle” was owned by a miserly old woman who locked all her possessions away so that her heirs couldn’t get them. Now you can hear her late at night, rattling a bunch of keys as she opens and closes doors to check on her treasures.

Why You Should Visit:
One of Prague's most picturesque cobblestone streets.

Tip:
Stop by the Gingerbread Museum for a snack!

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Sight Name: Nerudova Street
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic (See walking tours in Prague)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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