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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #11 of 320 Attractions in Prague
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Fife, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I fell in love with this part of Prague. The architecture was unbelievable and the food was amazing. We ate at several places while we were in the area. It was a great place to shop and just wander around. Next time I go, I will be staying in this part of town!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It being our first time in Prague, we stayed in Old Town and spent much of our time seeing that side of Prague. But later in our visit, we spent time on the west side of the Vltava River, in Lesser Town, and we loved it! From the splendid St. Nicholas Church and the Czech Music Museum, to the lovely... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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298 reviews 298 reviews
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531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Love this part of Prague and there is a very good reason for it. I was born and raised here, and can't think of a better place in the world to grow up in. The view of the river and the National Theater from our windows was hard to beat, the parks nearby- Petrin and Kampa were our backyard. Detsky... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

One of the most memorable parts of Prague! I remember walking through on my solo trip in early 2006 and being awed by the architecture and history of this part of Prague. I imagined as I was walking through this part of Prague that I was in Lord of the Rings a time in the past. Super nice!

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West Yorkshire
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was amazing, the whole of prague city was beautiful and magical but the lesser town over charles bridge did what it said on the tin and was like stepping back into the 18th century

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Kennebunk, Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an area that not everyone gets to because they need to walk about a mile or so to get there from the old city center. great shopping and places to eat. A must see if you are in Prague. THis area becomes vey busy on Saturday mornings with shopper and people just strolling the streets. If you want... More

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Darmstadt, Germany
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After our walk up to the Castle Hill we walked down to the river and a well deserved beer and sausage lunch at one of the many restaurants. Don't miss out on this side of the river.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in this area on each visit to Prague and highly recommend it. Quiet, winding streets, interesting Embassy buildings (the Romanian Embassy is my favorite), and easy access to the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, St Nicholas Cathedral, and Our Lady Victorious Cathedral where you'll find the Infant of Prague.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

the hotel i stayed at was in Lesser Town and I would definitely stay there again as its much quieter than Old Town. nearby attractions include Prague Castle with St Vitus Cathedral, St Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and John Lennons wall.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I really do enjoy strolling around this area ,maybe it does not have as many magnificent buildings of other areas but it is very nice,worth just slowing down and looking at all the interesting architecture.

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