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Mala strana

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 375447767902
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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A great base away from the crowds

We stayed in an apartment here which, purely by luck, was an amazing choice. A very short walk up to the castle or into the old town in either direction. A lovely area with... read more

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Daniel R
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in an apartment here which, purely by luck, was an amazing choice. A very short walk up to the castle or into the old town in either direction. A lovely area with beautiful picturesque buildings and charming alleys and passages. Plenty of places to eat and drink too but all without the (sometimes massive) hassle of having to... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must take a walk in this district because it is very charming. A lot of nice buildings, shops, little nice restaurants.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stunning architecture and a wonderfully elegant feel to the area ensures you constantly look up to see the detail of the beautiful buildings. There are many tourists here but that seems to add to the feeling of being in a place that has always been well populated and loved. Each side alley and turn of the road has a different... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An area of charme, still elegant. But very few interesting shops and antique shops selling things at crazy prices, thinking you don t know what are you going to buy. So a good vote for the atmosphere and restaurants, a bed one for shops: very cheap and nasty or with a terrible price4value

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extraordinary rich part of the city the closest area to the royal court beautyful with plenty of stores, museums, and landmark on the way to the castle

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the original city neibourghoods, just below the Castle. Full of history, magic, architecture and so on. You can walk there for days or years and it is always different. I am doing so for the last 31 years. And still i don't have enough. I am just lucky enough to live...very near.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely part of the city - it's not so crowded so can walk and look at leisure, soak up a feeling for Prague

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neat neighborhood section under the foothills of the Castle District. Here, you can stroll through streets brimming with cafes and pubs, visit modern museums, or stroll through the Wallenstein Gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get lost in the small cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways in this magical part of Prague. There are great small cafes, restaurants and shops to discover and a lot fewer tourists than in the Old Town. The architecture is one of a kind and no matter how many times I come here, I'm always admiring the beautifully painted buildings and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was in this section of the city so we got to know it quite well. Not as crazy with tourists as the old town you still get a lot walking through on their way to the castle. I found the side streets charming and beautiful. Especially at night when it calmed down a little.

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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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