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Nerudova Street

Nerudova Street (Nerudova ulice) was named after the poet and journalist, Jan Neruda, who lived at No 47 in the House of Two Suns. It is a picturesque narrow street that leads up to Prague Castle as part of the Royal Route. It’s a quite steep climb to the top but along the way you will see a splendid selection of heraldic beasts and emblems on the houses, for example, the Red Eagle, the Three Fiddles, the Golden Horseshoe, the Green Lobster and the White Swan. There are also a number of grand baroque mansions, such as the Morzin Palace, the Thun-Hohenstein Palace and the Church of Our Lady of Unceasing Succour. Eventually you will reach Prague Castle, a wonderful vantage point from which to view the city.

Nerudova Street

If you head west of Lesser Quarter Square to Prague Castle you will pass through beautiful picturesque Nerudova Street named after Jan Neruda. He was a famous Czech poet who lived at the house called ‘At the Two Suns’ (which is no.47). All the houses in Prague used to be …

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The Thun-Hohenstein Palace

This palace was built in 1721-26 by Giovanni Santini, originally for the Kolowrat family. Matthias Bernard Braun placed two gigantic eagles beside the entrance, symbols of the Kolowrat family. Above the entrance he put statues representing Jupiter and Junona. The staircase inside the palace was rebuilt in 1871 by Josef …

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The Morzinsky Palace

This baroque palace located on the left-hand side of Nerudova Street No. 5 replaced four old houses and was given its current appearance by Giovanni Santini in 1713-14. The façade was decorated by Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff with statues of Moors, allegorical busts representing Day and Night and statues signifying the …

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Úvoz

Úvoz is among Prague’s most intriguing and oldest streets and it connects Nerudova with Pohořelec. Should you head across this steep route, you will circumvent the tourist crowds and you will be rewarded with a fantastic view over Petřín and the expansive Strahov Gardens. Wonderful historic houses line the other …

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