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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

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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
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Great views and a place of calm in a busy city

It was nice to walk in the large park and see red squirrels, jays and many other birds. The views are fantastic especially from the top of the replica 'Eiffel' Tower

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It was nice to walk in the large park and see red squirrels, jays and many other birds. The views are fantastic especially from the top of the replica 'Eiffel' Tower

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There is more to see than you might imagine - after three visits we have only just found the Wallenstein Palace which is an amazing building, now used by the Czech Senate. We came across a super Italian restaurant in a side street where we had pizzas, and a bottle of very good wine which cost only 285czk/just over £8.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the tram system and the Café Savoy, the Loreto with the incredible monstrance all on trams from the Mala Strana Namesi. We loathed the Graffitti and self absorbed teenagers taking selfies especially on Charles Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Although a big fan of Stare Mesto myself, I definitely enjoy the strolls in Mala Strana. Not as crowded, with many quiet caffes and restaurants, small shops and beautiful streets to wander in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This quarter is very special and "hidden" from the normal tourist hussel and bussel. It is very quiet and there seem to be "hidden" streets with exceptional architecture Quiet, old buildings, real character of Prague.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Too many touts, trying to sell tours... Local maps were difficult to follow, not enough directional signs

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This quarter seemed very special to us especially if you try to find even some hidden streets. So quiet, old buildings, real character of Prague. Find few hours for to discover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After visiting the Holy Infant of Prague I walked up the Petrin Hill. This place had always attracted me when I worked in Prague in the past. If you're in Prague for at least three days and want to take unforgettable shots, go there! You can access Pertrin Hill also from the side of Strachov Monastery (walk along the wall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The narow streets with ancient buidings transport you to another era. Litlle family stores sells memories that you can take home! Stop for a while at a café or a brewerei. Observe people and the surroundings.

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is located on the other side of Charles Bridge from the Old Town and although not as lively as the Old Town , it still has lots of good bars and restaurants such as the Pod Vezi. So well worth a visit , particularly if you are on your way back from the castle and cathedral.

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods 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 neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood 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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