Today it is Prague's tourist street, since it is the busiest street in the city - especially shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs that appeal to the many tourists who come to the city.
But in the past the street was part of the city's royal road, the prestigious street of Old Prague. Here were the coronation marches of every king crowned in Bohemia. Architecture enthusiasts will still be able to see on both sides of the street the magnificent variety of Baroque houses and palaces on it.
The name of the street, which in many respects is the pearl of Prague, was named in the 19th century after the Prague national poet Jan Neruda. He grew up on this street and was born here, in "The House of the Two Suns," (Dům U Dvou Slunců) - one of the most beautiful and famous houses of the street. Here Neruda also commemorated many of the types and people who lived in the neighborhood, in his well-known book "Mala Strana Stories."