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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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A beautiful area of Prague, away from the main town, and the bustle of the Charles bridge, this is a delightful area. Full of lovely little shops and bars and restaurants, it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A beautiful area of Prague, away from the main town, and the bustle of the Charles bridge, this is a delightful area. Full of lovely little shops and bars and restaurants, it was a pleasure to walk around and get a feeling of the Prague where Czech people live in. Simply super.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is different from all the other towns that I've been before. It is full of color, joy and history all together.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see and do. And it was all very authentic. We particularly liked all of the art galleries and the marionette stores that were in this area. They had interesting souvenirs and were far more interesting than the numerous souvenir shops in the middle of town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

nothing to see, a lot to walk, doesn't worse you time or strength. there are better places in the city to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect place for getting lost in Prague. Not so crowed as other touristic places, but still as charming and "historical" as the rest. Beautiful to walk through if your traveling with your significant other

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you want a break from the crowds in Old Town or Hradcany, take a walk around Mala Strana. St. Nicholas is a great place to hear a concert (or just to see the Baroque interior and organ). The Kafka Museum is worth a visit as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A great neighourhood less touristy with a lot less crowds can stroll the streets and feel safe and will be away from the noise of the city but only minutes away from its centre. The area is full of embassies and the castle is situated here. Full of great restaurants and bars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A must do if you like walking.. Cross over Charles bridge and contine to walk- you will see all those smaller roads, with a lot of shops, restarurants, terrasses.. perfect way to taste the old Prague :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a boutique hotel in Mala Strana, and we were so happy with our choice. Mala strana is a lovely local neighbourhood with a lot less crowds, and has such a lovely European charm! I enjoyed staying in this area and being here everyday because we were so close to Charles bridge and the centre, but we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's one of the best place to walk, it's very pleasent and calm area to walk and it have so many history.

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Address: Address: Malostranske Namesti | Praha 1, Prague 11800, Czech Republic
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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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