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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,618 contributions
Nov 2021
As others have said, I think "charming" is a great word to describe the Latran houses, and just the area (i.e. Old Town Cesky Krumlov) in general. Unique, interesting, and definitely from another era (medieval times, in this case). Worth a wander through.
Written November 30, 2021
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unescotravelbug
Wooster, OH4,206 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
Latran is a long stretched of a street wrapped around the foothill of the Castle and including the area it runs through. It begins at Budejovicka Gate and ends before the Lazebnicky Bridge (Barber's Bridge) which is connected to the Old Town Center. Along it you will see several characteristic architecture designs throughout the centuries and some are now serving as eateries, bakeries or lodgings. You will also find a set of staircases (nearby a sweet shop selling Trdelnik) that eventually take you to the hilltop of the Castle entrance. Former St. Jost, now a burgher's resident, is nearby the end of Latran. Entering to a street named Klášterní ulice (Monastery Street) you will end at The Minorite Monastery and Cloister(Klastery). I found this cloister is a serene and quietest part of Cesky Krumlov; it’s so much in contrast to other part of the commercial and town center's attractions where too many visitors flooded in daily. If you happen to be in Latran, a visit to this cloister is not to be missed. Visitors also love to try out the local specialty Trdelnik, a traditional Slovak Czech sweet pastry. Trdelnik pastries are usually coated with favored sugar of your choices. There are a few sweet shops selling Trdelnik nearby the foothill along Latran; watch workers’ making fresh pastries in front of your eyes is a real experience. There are several beer bars/cafes/restaurants along Latran; you will not feel hungry after you shop there. However, this area has become a bit touristy to me, in my opinion; unless you are interested in the characters of architecture designs. Or, if you just want to find a place to get away from the noisy world, then, go to the Minorite Monastery and Cloister through Klášterní ulice (Monastery Street); you will enjoy the fresher air, quiet moments, read books, or watch a few locals exercising their artistic talents on the canvas boards. Latran will give you somewhat a different neighborhood experience from that of the tourists packed Old Town.
Written December 26, 2016
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Greenlakereener
Vancouver, Canada628 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Lateran street, with its medieval houses, many shops, coffee cafés, ice cream shops, and more, is worth a visit. If you go earlier in the day it is much less crowded. In the summer, there is a cart on the street that sells the best mojitos. Also keep a look out for the crepe restaurant where you can get sweet or savoury crepes to take away or eat inside. Two people can easily share one and they are delicious! As you walk along, be sure to look up at the decorated buildings and roofs. It is truly a lovely place for a morning walk! From the bridge to the old medieval gate by a Hostel 99, it takes less than twenty minutes, without stops, to walk the whole street.
Written August 1, 2014
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MaryKop
Colorado Springs, CO2,421 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Latran is the name of the main street through Cesky as well as referring to the district that contains the houses. We were told that originally, these houses/this area was for workers at the castle. Over time, they became bigger and better and housed shopkeepers, etc..one step up the Class ladder, I guess. A number of really well preserved buildings that now house shops and restaurants and bars. Worth the stroll. Look for a number of the properties displaying the Rosenberg "rose"
Written September 14, 2017
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Eva Maria N
Holly Springs, NC168 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Put on your most comfortable shoes, get your camera out and be ready to enjoy a walk into the past. From the moment you cross the bridge, you feel totally transported into another era. These Latran houses are absolutely amazing, especially when paying attention to detail.

Many of these houses have frescoes painted on the walls, depicting religious figures. The fading colors are truly beautiful, the wooden doors are amazing, and the architecture is simply breathtaking. The cobblestone street can get a bit iffy, thus the suggestion to wear comfortable shoes.

Many of these buildings now house stores, pubs and restaurants, as well as gift shops. There are antique stores as well, and no shortage of coffee and pastry shops. The town is parted by a river and another bridge, taking you to the town center.

We spent 2 days exploring this beautiful town, the shops and restaurants, and also the beautiful castle off Latran Street. Yes, we would love to return some day.
Written June 17, 2015
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
As you walk around Cesky Krumlov, on Latran and many of the other streets, take time to look up. There are amazing frescos painting on almost every building. Many have what look like envelopes marking out the brickwork. Our guide said that this is a technique called sgraffito, which is meant to add a three dimensional effect to the walls. All around town you will find alcoves painted on walls with fake Greek and Roman statues inside. I found a nun & a cowering devil in one fake window.
Written August 19, 2014
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,096 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
This cobbled street runs from the entry portal into the old town, passed the castle through to the old town centre. It is lined with quaint shops and restaurants in particular the high quality chocolate shop. It had a giant chocolate bear in the window and the smell lured us in for purchases. A nice street to amble and take in the ambience.
Written July 26, 2014
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DonCesar
Nuremberg, Germany2,030 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Charming houses all the way to the castle main entrance. Go this way and not via the parking lot, it’s a manicured street where all is photo worthy
Written September 14, 2020
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,754 contributions
Sep 2019
Latran houses deserve a leisurely, attentive and respectful inspection, because every house of this street / quarter is a masterpiece, for the exhibit of a solid museum, which you can admire in all its glory. We stayed at this street during our visit to Cesky Krumlov and were able to appreciate all the charm of this medieval Latran street. At time Cesky Krumlov can feel like a medieval theme park - but not so much that it entirely tramples the place's charm.

The houses of Latran street are rich mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings. As you wander, look up.....notice the surviving details in the fine stonework and pretty gables. Step into shops....antiques are a hit in this antique burg. Snoop into back lanes and tiny squares. Gothic buildings curve with the winding streets. Many precious Gothic and Renaissance frescoes were whitewashed in Baroque times (when the colorful trimmings of earlier periods were way out of style). Today, these frescoes are being rediscovered and restored. Latran street and its houses easy to find. Go from the main square Namesti Svornosti toward to Castle, pass the wooden bridge and continue bit uphill and you are here! Have a great time in Cesky Krumlov!
Written October 21, 2019
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,630 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
It was such a pleasure to walk around the historic centre of Cesky Krumlov. Latran has a some of the most beautiful houses you can see in the centre. Latran is both name of the street but also the name of the Quarter of Cesky Krumlov. Latran street starts at Lazebnicky Bridge and ends at Budejovicka Gate. St Josh church is here and Eggenberg Brewery.
Written January 23, 2016
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