When walking the streets of Prague city center I feel like juggling between two different worlds. One world is very busy, with shiny and colorful windows and following one line can get you lost in it forever. But just one step aside can throw you in a quiet street with just a few erratic tourists searching for the first world or locals running somewhere they need to be. The change is always so obvious.
I want to invite you to walk one street you might not even see from each of these worlds. I am not worried it will turn into rough touristic street, because there is simply nothing tempting for business and it has one specialty – it closes at dusk and opens at dawn.
I am talking about Zlatá street, or in English Golden street. (Please, do not mistake for Golden Lane, rather picturesque street in the Prague Castle.) Zlata street weaves its way through three blocks in the Old Town and I marked on the map the part which closes at night. The main reason is to preserve it from vandalism and I must say I did not see one bit of graffiti there.
In case you would like to admire some, go to Stříbrná street. There graffiti covers every bit of the walls. Zlatá street was once a meeting point for goldsmiths and silversmiths, because they could meet possible buyers on their way to the castle. I use it when running through the Old Town. Saves time, calms mind.
Zlatá ulice | Relaxing
08:00 – 21:00 daily