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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
Phone Number: 375447767902
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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An area of charme, still elegant. But very few interesting shops and antique shops selling things at crazy prices, thinking you don t know what are you going to buy. So a good... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An area of charme, still elegant. But very few interesting shops and antique shops selling things at crazy prices, thinking you don t know what are you going to buy. So a good vote for the atmosphere and restaurants, a bed one for shops: very cheap and nasty or with a terrible price4value

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Extraordinary rich part of the city the closest area to the royal court beautyful with plenty of stores, museums, and landmark on the way to the castle

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the original city neibourghoods, just below the Castle. Full of history, magic, architecture and so on. You can walk there for days or years and it is always different. I am doing so for the last 31 years. And still i don't have enough. I am just lucky enough to live...very near.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely part of the city - it's not so crowded so can walk and look at leisure, soak up a feeling for Prague

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A neat neighborhood section under the foothills of the Castle District. Here, you can stroll through streets brimming with cafes and pubs, visit modern museums, or stroll through the Wallenstein Gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get lost in the small cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways in this magical part of Prague. There are great small cafes, restaurants and shops to discover and a lot fewer tourists than in the Old Town. The architecture is one of a kind and no matter how many times I come here, I'm always admiring the beautifully painted buildings and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was in this section of the city so we got to know it quite well. Not as crazy with tourists as the old town you still get a lot walking through on their way to the castle. I found the side streets charming and beautiful. Especially at night when it calmed down a little.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Mala Strana literally just off Charles Bridge at the excellent Pod Vezi hotel. What is nice about this area is that it is literally a 500m walk across the bridge to town square. The area is old and has many interesting bars, restaurants, coffee shops.Our guide from the Sandeman New Europe tour gave us excellent advice and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this lovely quarter of Prague reachable from the Old town by Charles Bridge or from the New town by Legii Bridge. This quarter has a charm all of its own with picturesque little squares and buildings full of character, many of which serve as Embassies. In addition to museums and art galleries there are many top quality... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really spectacular region which gives us an amazing tourist experience the amazing streets and alleys filled with shops and cafes and restaurants that should not be missed.

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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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