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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Mala Strana is not really a small town. In fact it is sizeable. It is loaded with cafes and restaurants and offers one of the best strolls in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Mala Strana is not really a small town. In fact it is sizeable. It is loaded with cafes and restaurants and offers one of the best strolls in town.

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Surbiton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had a walk around the area, to the south of Charles Bridge, on our last afternoon. And decided that it was a pity we'd left it until then. Quiet streets with beautiful buildings, some of which I'd love to know the history of. In fact, my wife's decided that on our next visit, she'd like to stay on Kampa... More 

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Kotor, Montenegro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

While it is less grandiose and smaller than the Old Town, the Lesser Quarter are still worth a visit. There are several interesting and beautiful buildings and churches to see. The Wall in memory of Lennon and the Beatles is also situated in this part of town, as well as the Church of the Order of Malta. At the end... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Mala Strana offers a boisterous oasis on the trip to Prague Castle with numerous small pub-like bars and dozens of small, quite good restaurants. Most of these are relatively inexpensive. It is usually filled with older folk during the day and students at night.

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Cork
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is great place to relax, visit few parks / gardens and have a nice time in many small restaurants. You can see the quarter from Petrin Hill as well.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I had already visited Old town and the castle area during a previous visit to Prague a few years ago - this month I discovered Mala Strana. I was surprised to discover the Lennon wall in constant change with tourists still tagging and the very good restaurant Atelier Red & wine, just at the foot of the Petrin tower. Much... More 

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We really liked this area, the atmosphere, bars and restaurants had a more up market feel to it as well as plenty of historic buildings

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Cairo, Egypt
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great area of Prague. I walked around here after descending from Prague castle. There aren't a lot of tourists around and there are some nice local shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very interesting part of the city,interesting and traditional little shops and not too many tourists around.

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Peterborough, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were ripped off at a local cafe. They charged us at least 3 times as much as we paid else where. Please be careful. The ladies are in costume and call you in. It is next to a bigger restaurant also with the same name.

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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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