Nerudova Street
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Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,082 contributions
Jun 2020
This lovely cobbled and steep street with beautiful old houses connects Lesser Town Square with Prague Castle. You can find many restaurants and souvenir shops here. Because a lot of tourists use this street, when they come to/from Prague Castle, it is overpriced here and most of them are just tourist traps.

But the street itself is really nice. The burgher houses are often marked with a house signs and they are mostly of medieval origin. There are not only houses, but palaces too (Bretfeld Palace, Kinský Palace, Kolovrat Palace) where the embassies are located now or they were transformed into hotels.
Written June 10, 2020
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania25,086 contributions
Aug 2021
One of the most interesting street of Prague. Cobbled, not very wide, guarded by old buildings, it starts in Malostranske namesti square and goes up to Strahov Monastery. Turning right at one point, you can reach the castle, also.
Written October 24, 2021
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Aussies11
Montelparo, Italy4,555 contributions
Feb 2020
Nerudova street is the ring street connecting the presidential castle and Charles bridge. As we walked to the castle from Holesovice district, Nerudova was on the way back to our hotel in Stare Mesto; though we were a bit tired, the descent of this historical street has been very scenic. You could still breath the beer smell from the closed pubs but it has been a pleasure to window-shop a few antiques and take a picture over Mala Strana and Stare Mesto.
Written March 7, 2020
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel15,458 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
We were staying at the Golden Star, in Hradcany which is adjacent to Mala Strana, at the end of Nerudova street, so of course for us it was easy, it was right at our doorstep, we were right in the heart of the quarter.

This street is one of the more interesting in Prague since I believe it is one of the 2 preferred ways to reach by foot the Prague Castle. One is from Manesuv Bridge and the second from the end of Charles Bridge.
There are certainly other ones but after all I am only a tourist, so what do I know, do I ;-)

And therefore, since it is a place of choice for tourists, it is full of souvenir shops, restaurants, pubs, some excellent, some less, and even a chocolate factory at its end right in front of the Golden Star Hotel.

If you can't walk uphill you may have some difficulty to walk this street. It is not as steep as I have read in some reviews but then it depends on your physical condition ...
So if you feel it becomes hard the secret is simple: walk slower and simply reduce the length of your steps (like on a bike) and you'll be able to do it (this so called secret always work ... so try to remember it wherever it becomes hard for you ... Mountains, Hills ...).

This way to the Castle is beautiful, it is not far from the Wallenstein Gardens, you pass by Churches, old buildings, baroque style, and I believe it would be a pity to be deterred by the fear of its so called steepness...

Of course ... There always is the out of the box way of thinking... the other way around ... walk the street down from the Castle to the Charles Bridge ... so bye bye steepness ;-)

As I wrote the architecture is really different from the Old Town ... 17th,18th and 19th Century and of course not less beautiful at all, and really worth the walk... again ... take it easy...

You can take a look at some of the pictures I have attached to see for yourself if the place is worth your time .. I believe it is ..

Some of my friends, way savvier than me in matter of Pubs, beers, restaurants and good food are convinced that you eat better and drink better in Mala Strana than in the rest of Prague ... Nerudova Street is the place to check it.

There are there very famous names so without putting in competition the 2 sides of the Vlatva River let's say that if you don't visit, stay or eat at Mala Strana and Nerudova street ... You have tasted only half of Prague.

And if you have more time, wait till dusk and you won't regret it: the view on Prague at Night from the Castle hill or Petrin Hill is superb and even unforgettable
Written October 14, 2016
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Steep cobblestone street leading to the Castle, lined with beautiful old architecture on both sides.

Over the last 25 years lots has changed here. Some stores and restaurants disappeared.There used to be a great art gallery.
New stores appeared. The souvenirs stores. The cheep stuff. Boring stores that are the same everywhere in the world, here the items say "from Prague":)
With the increased tourism I guess it was unavoidable.

But there are also some nice additions that are more recent. The tiny Cafe Designum is one of them.
The Gingerbread Museum is not new and you may want to take a quick look in. It is a small store, not a museum.

Several pubs and restaurants from the old times we visited years ago now cater more to tourists. U Tri Houslicek , U Bonaparte , U Sedmi Svabu.

The one restaurant on Nerudova with great views is Valoria. It has changed it's name several times but it is the best dining choice on Nerudova ...in my opinion.
Probably the only restaurant on this street we would consider returning to.

I love Nerudova street. But we try to avoid the new tourist stuff as best as we can.

I love the centuries old houses, each with different original decorative sign above the doors. I love the view down the winding street...

It remains, despite all the increased tourist traffic, one of the most beautiful cobblestone streets in Prague ...

We always come back ...
Written October 23, 2017
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The beautiful house signs, centuries old, are what is most special about Nerudova to me.
Of course most tourists climb the steep cobblestone hill with one goal in mind - to reach the Castle.
It can be an exhausting trek, and that is why I suggest you go slow and search out these house signs, so beautiful and unique.
If you have kids with you, have them try to spot one or two, not a difficult task , because there are so many!

The street is named after Jan Neruda - a poet and a writer who lived in two houses on this street. At The Two Suns and at the The Three Black Eagles.
He was famous enough to earn a spot in the park - a large statue on the bottom of the Petrin Hill.

Don't miss The Three Fiddles at the bottom of Nerudova - the house has a nice history too, even if nothing to do with the poet.

There are several restaurants on this street, for different budgets. There are some nice stores and some newer addition of stores with cheap souvenirs. They seem out of place to me. It is a heavily visited tourist area, so research carefully where you eat and shop to avoid disappointment .

Nerudovka - as the Praguers call it - is one of my favorite streets in Prague.
I never miss it when in Prague.
You should not miss it either....
Written August 5, 2016
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This is the street that heads up from the Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí) towards the Castle. Nerudova ( (Royal Way or Kings Road) is a picturesque street crowded with restaurants, cafes, shops, but also embassies and luxury hotels. Nothing impressive at a first glance unless you take some time and observe the facades of the buildings: almost every house is decorated with an ornate sign (e.g. the Three Little Fiddles, the Two Suns, the Red Lion, etc.) used for distinguishing them (also by telling something specific about the families living in them) before the numbered addresses were begun to use.
Written March 10, 2015
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China151,949 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
Nerudova Street is the passage way which links Prague Castle to Charles Bridge through the area known as the Lesser Town. The street is named after 19th century Czech writer, Jan Neruda.

Due to its position, Nerudova has been an important historic passageway, including being the route taken during coronation processions of Czech kings. Also there are some historical locations that you can locate along Nerudova, many identifiable by the house signs located above the doorway and building entrances. For example, the Bretfeld Palace (house .33) was the location of grand balls rumoured to have been regularly attended by Mozart and Casanova, who might have also shared lodging at this location at one time or another. Additionally, there is now an endless amount of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and other places to spend money along the Nerudova.

Unfortunately, during our recent visit, we found Nerudova to have become quite touristy over the past ten years to have lost quite a bit of the charm we had remembered from past visits. A lot of old speciality shops that we recalled now seem to be long gone, replaced with fast-food outlets and an endless row of souvenir shops. This was sad to see. However, the buildings remain well decorated, attractive and provide an atmospheric passage in route to Prague Castle from the Old Town. As such, it is not difficult to for visitors to enjoy themselves in this historic area of Prague.
Written July 11, 2013
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Marco T
Braga, Portugal141 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
Me and my wife passed the street for the first time during a walking tour. Two days later we returned to be able to appreciate the place in a much slower and easier way. The many old houses, well preserved and with brilliant colors give the place a quite charming atmosphere. The houses in those old days were identified by symbols instead of street numbers. So you can see the house of the swan, the house of the lion, of the two suns, the red rose and so on. Beautifully preserved they send you in a journey in time, to a more romantic time I would say.
Written November 26, 2013
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Elena O
Kyiv, Ukraine860 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I walked this street, let’s say, prepared. I gathered info about many of these houses and walked down trying to find each of house signs and “read” the history. Yes, this street is overcrowded as everything around the Castle.
Written September 21, 2017
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