Restaurant at the Golden snake

Restaurant at the Golden snake is located in the historical center of Prague on the corner of Charles and Lily streets, and right in the house where first Prague cafe was operated. Today, you can enjoy traditional Czech specialties, delicious Pilsner beer or Moravian wine. Every Monday and Wednesday play live music for you. Open daily from 09:00 - 00:00.

A bit of history

The corner house U Zlatého Hada (At the Golden Snake) originated when two medieval plots of land were joined together in 1419. According to documented historical records it used to be a notorious taproom. The building received the house sign of a golden snake in the 18th century, when it housed a pharmacy. In a decorative cartouche there is a relief of a coiled golden snake with a royal crown on its head. The snake symbolised the devil, who deceived Adam’s wife Eve, but according to legend it also acted as a guide to Saint George and was a Gothic symbol of pharmacy. The current Baroque faćade from the 18th century conceals the Renaissance core of the building.

More of history

Visit our other restaurants

Pizzeria Bruschetto
Restaurant Můstek
Restaurant Svatý Václav

Basic informations

Address: Karlova 18, 110 00 Prague 1 - Old Town


Mobile: +420 602 664 964
Phone: +420 222 222 160

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 0:00

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