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Mala strana

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
As featured in 3 Days in Prague and 3 other guides
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Address: Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

One of the most historic sections of Prague, the Lesser Quarter features...

One of the most historic sections of Prague, the Lesser Quarter features many Renaissance burghers' houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares.

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A beautiful area to walk, with lots of things to see and do

AKA Lesser Town, this is a lovely area to walk around and indeed stay, with plenty of attractions to visit. As soon as you come off Charles Bridge you're there, and one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

AKA Lesser Town, this is a lovely area to walk around and indeed stay, with plenty of attractions to visit. As soon as you come off Charles Bridge you're there, and one of the first tings to visit is the St Nicholas Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in the world apparently. The architecture in this area is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mala Strana is beautifully meandering between picturesque historical tenement houses - place to see with heads up not to omit wonderful architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to walk round and ideal to say in. It's quiet and close to Charles IV bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For explore the nice old town of Prague and discover the district Mala strana / near the castle area, very nice buildings, decorated arch, superb architecture, real treasures of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very bucolic place. If you come from Staré Mêsto, you just need pass trough the Charles Brigde and you'll be there. Instead of Old Town, this neighborhood is not so crowded, even based beside the bridge. I could find good places to buy souvenirs with best places than Old Town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as popular part of the town as old town, but as charming. We booked hotel in this area and were beyond happy, that we did explore this area as well. Lennon wall, Petrin hill, Victims of the communism memorial, all the little coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.... Just like in a fairy tale. Could walk a million times thru... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I looked at a map of Prague, the areas seem bigger than they actually are and it's because there's so much packed into small districts that you feel they MUST be bigger! Mala Strana merges really easily into the edge of the Castle District, so make sure you spend some time here. Ride the funicular up to Petrin Hill... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must wander across to Mala Strana. This part of Prague is full of great and cheaper restaurants and cafes, interesting shops, and fantastic tourist attractions. Take for example The Castle where you can see how it has changed and been adapted to from its inception to this day, walk around the magnificent St Vitus Church, and experience great views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Destination best in town. Good budget hotels and foodplaces. Near by "must see places". Metro and tram next to door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great selection of shops and bars that you walk through on the way to the castle. Very atmospheric, and a lot of unique shops to browse in.

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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