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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #8 of 313 attractions in Prague
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
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... more » 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

busy most times, quite hilly with narrow streets, lots of street cafes. Touristy. The main church is a 'must see' ... incredible

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We walked all the way from the castle, go through the garden and wonderful view of the river. The street not so packed with tourist.

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Braunschweig, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of lovely cafés - try to avoid the main runways. The castle is of course a must, but very crowded even in the afternoon. A nuisance: gift shops all over the place.

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Tehran
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Lesser Town, also known as the Lesser or Little Quarter, clusters around the foothills of Prague Castle, across the river from the Old Town. The Lesser Town (Malá Strana) is almost too picturesque for its own good - with its ancient burgher houses, quaint side streets and St. Nicholas Church, the Lesser Town is a favourite setting for movies... More

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Dallas, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A great neighborhood in Prague we found ourselves returning to again and again. Transportation there is easy, and it is picturesque. Sadly, it's not a quiet area since everyone else has also heard how awesome it is. There are plenty of Al Fresco restaurants and cafes, so hit one up and enjoy the people-watching!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

While other areas of Prague have given themselves over to commerce and relevant / irrelevant commercialism, Mala Strana keeps its own counsel , remaining serene & mysterious even as tourists pour down its main artery, Neru Dova street. This is an area for exploring stairways, alleys and side-streets just to see where they go. Sometimes, what appears to be a... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

walk around these ancient streets and take time to enjoy, find a café and a restaurant to relax, if you can avoid the crowds and visit the gardens which hide behind the walls.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

this part of Prague has an equal beauty with the old town area but less crowded. offices, residential and other establishments are also here.

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Kempsey, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Likes the individual shops and beautiful architecture and nothing to dislike. Many cafés and restaurants to choose from and handmade arts and crafts

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed twice in this neighborhood and I truly prefer it to the more crowded old town square. The area is much more quiet and the restaurants are superb.

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