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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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Lovely neighbourhood in Prague!

I lived in this neighbourhood for a few months and every single day was a beautiful day to get out and walk around the neighbourhood...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I lived in this neighbourhood for a few months and every single day was a beautiful day to get out and walk around the neighbourhood...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked around this district two times during our stay in the city of Prague. It is nice both at night and at day and there are a lot of interesting building from an architect's point of view.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this area of Prague! Strolling through the quaint and charming streets was one of my favorite parts of the trip especially in the evening under a misty fog it has an air of mystery. The architecture is stunning at every turn and cafes/restaurants/shops are abundant. Plus much fewer tourists as in the old town but just as charming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ensure you go wander in the small streets of this beautiful neighborhood. Many nice restaurants and cafes. You can find a good place for a week end brunch, romantic dinner, etc. Worth crossing the bridge!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful area of historical interest, amazing architecture and lovely scenery. Would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make the walk over the Charles Bridge up to the castle to find pretty buildings, cobbled streets and a relaxed atmosphere. There are steep hills but it's well worth the walk. Take the time to find the John Lennon wall which is slightly surreal amongst the embassy building & church's. Loved the buskers at the wall and artwork. "Drop Acid,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lots to see and do around here and good choices of hostelries to sample the local beers and traditional food

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very charming little streets with historical buildings. Continuing experience of Charles bridge. Lovely little shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the area that Charles Bridge takes you to on the opposite side of the river to the Old Town and it’s gorgeous! Every picturesque cobbled street doesn’t seem to have changed for 100s of years and as a result it’s often used for movies and commercials. Take advantage of it all and explore as many streets as you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Town is riddled with tourist traps, and while mala strana has some of its own to be sure, especially along the river or immediately near the bridge, this is where the gems are. Get a block or two off any road leading directly to Old Town and explore.

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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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