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Today, there are official buildings and restaurants.
The important buildings include St Nicholas Church, Town Hall, Sternberg Palace, and Smiřický Palace.
On the facade of the Baroque Kaiserstain Palace there is a bust of the great Czech soprano Emma Destinn, who lived there between 1908 and 1914.
He lived at No 47 in the House of Two Suns. Nerudova street is a picturesque narrow street that leads up to Prague castle as a part of Royal Way.
Originally there were only gardens on the island but it was also used for washing clothes and bleaching linen.
In the 17th century, the island became well known for its pottery markets. Today it is an elegant part of Prague with a village-like character.
Most of vineyards from the 12th century were transformed into gardens and orchards by the 18th century, and today it is a great place for quiet walks easily accessible from Hradčany and Strahov or by funicular railway from Újezd.
Up the hill there are several attractions such as Stefanik Observatory, the Observation Tower - an 60m high imitation of Eiffel Tower, Hunger Wall that was built by poor of the city in return for food in the 14th century, Mirror Maze, Church of St Lawrence and wooden Church of St Michael.