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Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana)

Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: One of the most historic sections of Prague, the Lesser Quarter...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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 squares.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Don't let the name fool you…this is not "lesser" in any way. It's lovely to take a leisurely guided tour and enjoy the history and buildings here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

there are shops and cafes under the arches to the side of the street, we loved the cafes, one selling hot chocolate with rum!. You kind of pass through this quarter having crossed CharlesBridge, on your way up to the castle and cathedral, but it is worth stopping a while, visiting St. Nicholas church, and having a browse in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Firstly make sure you wear comfortable shoes as there is so much to see there is a lot of walking involved on cobble stones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were recommended this area to stay rather than the old town and I'm really glad we did as its not so usy and still has a lot of character. Great choice of restaurants, everything within walking distance but cobbles everywhere you'll need flat boots/shoes no heels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This part of Prague is very beautiful. The palaces are amazing. The houses are well preserved. It is located under the Hradčani district. The restaurants are great. Take your time and explore its streets. There are a lot of souvenir shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed here, and it was a very classy place. It's a hilly place if you do not mind the climb, but it offers spectacular views of the city and is close to Prague Castle and the Lady Victorious Church where you can find Infant Jesus of Prague. Souvenir shops and quaint pubs and restaurants dot the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Less crowded than old town. Wonderful little bistros around every corner. Great shops and sites. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon or morning, or both.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

This area is just a short walk over the Charles Bridge from the Old Town. As if Old Town was noisy (which it isn't), Lesser Town is very quiet and relaxing. There are plenty of areas to explore including a few museums, shops, restaurants and Prague Castle. You should definitely visit this area at least for a couple hours strolling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Combined with the Castle District, this felt like a really nice part of Prague - even though it is just across Charles Bridge once you get away from the main street it is a much more relaxed place than many of the main parts of Prague.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I love just wondering round the quaint streets of Pague with its grand houses & palaces and getting away from the hussle & bustle of the Old Town. After you walk across the Charles Bridge you are in a much quieter and gentle place. Don't miss the 'John Lennon' wall where those who believe in Peace & Love come to... More 

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