Hidden in the back of the Prague Castle complex, this cute and colorful 16th-century lane is full of tourist shops and great photo ops. The enchanting magic of the street comes from its movie-set appearance and toy-like dimensions, as though it were built for Munchkins. Golden Lane takes its name either from the Emperor Rudolf IIs alchemists, who worked in a building nearby, or for castle sharpshooters who lived here while moonlighting as goldsmiths. The writer Franz Kafka lived in the tiny house at number 22 during the winter of 1916-17. But he didn’t know Golden Lane to be such a colorful place; the cottages were only painted in their current vibrant scheme during a major renovation in the 1950s.
This exhibition space is one of the city’s best. Elegantly designed and beautifully lit, this light and dramatic gallery is owned by one of the country’s largest insurance companies which uses it to display their large collection of works by classic Czech artists as well as special exhibitions of contemporary art in all media: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video. There’s even a nice cafe in the adjoining courtyard. View on Google Maps No related posts.
As contemporary as its name, Futura is a nonprofit commercial space that has quickly made a name for itself by presenting provocative shows by both new and established artists from home and abroad. There are several appealing exhibition halls, and an ambitious booking policy that means there’s usually something interesting going on. In the courtyard you’ll find an eyebrow-raising installation by pop artist David Černy which requires you to ascend a rickety ladder and stick your head into a giant sculptural rectum to view a video. View on Google Maps No related posts.