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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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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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Nice walk

We had been to the Petrin Tower and walked around this area after lunch. The buildings are very picturesque, it's a lovely area. Most streets were pretty quiet but the main roads... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had been to the Petrin Tower and walked around this area after lunch. The buildings are very picturesque, it's a lovely area. Most streets were pretty quiet but the main roads had quite a few tourists. Lots of nice little places to eat or drink. We always try to go somewhere that looks busy with locals.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great square with history, It happened that it was the afternoon of Carneval.Czech got into masks and have some fun on the street even the police walk with them. TO make sure that is all safe! Love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All of Prague is beautiful, but it is worth taking a few hours to explore Mala Strana. St. Nicholas is a top sight of the area, and a stroll up Nerudova well worthwhile.

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Thank Linda K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hotel was located here so we walked the area a fair bit. Less crowded than the old town, you get a better feel for Prague in this area. It has some nice restaurants and bars and being the "diplomatic quarter" it has some very interesting architecture

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Remember that the Lesser Town contains the area under the Castle stretching from the Malostranska metro around to Petrin Park and includes Kampa. Several nice parks and gardens in the area and well known as a diplomatic area as it contains many embassies. Loads of stories and legends. Most will visit the ST Nicholas church and the Church of Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely area...so many different quirky sights. Perfect for anyone to test their photography skills! Be wary of dodgy tour guides and currency exchange....there are plenty in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are folks like us who prefer to avoid the crowds and most touristy parts, but find joy in stumbling into delightful chance encounters and conversation, Mala Strana has lots to offer. Our week in January 2016 was perfect for wandering - dry and cold, with a few cms of snow to give that winter wonderland atmosphere. We strolled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in Prague is historical. This is another one of the must see. Have a local tour guide with you so he/she can explain everything and there are alleys that are interesting to tourist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This part of Prague is less crowded than the Old Town area of Prague. You can wonder around the streets for a long time and won't get bored of this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was in the Lesser Quarter, the Hotel Constans. This is a very refined area with nicer restaurants and a very safe environment as there quite a number of Embassies here and consequently a lot of discreet police.

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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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