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Castle District

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420262864621
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view is astonishing, people are very friendly, helpful and respectful, some people say they are racist, but I do not agree with them, I always received help from people, they are... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

view is astonishing, people are very friendly, helpful and respectful, some people say they are racist, but I do not agree with them, I always received help from people, they are nice people

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful area. So much ATMOSPHERE !! Views are wonderful. Don't forget the market area - and have some food and drink there !!

Thank Robin F
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a whole day around the Castle Hill, as there is so much to see. You need to go through security to get in, which included the southern gardens. The northern Royal Gardens are separate, but even here there are police casually checking everyone going in. The highlight has to be St.Vitus Cathedral. Tickets can be bought just inside... More 

Thank Linda W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a long walk uphill or by steps but it is worth it. The views of the city are fantastic from there. Lots of nice pictures can be taken.

Thank Elaine P
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk up the hill and see this great area, there is the castle, the changing of the guard at 12 noon, it is where the president lives, there is the cathedral and the golden row. Buy your tickets based on what sites you want to see. Also no the name of your hotel for the audio guide or you can... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Use another bridge to approach the area other than Charles Bridge. The bridges either side have equally great views and the walk along the river once on the other side is very pleasant. Once in the castle approach area there is loads to see and do including lots of quirky bars and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely a must if visiting Prague for longer then 2 days. Offers great cultural knowledge and also has nice quaint shops and cafeterias. I also saw some small hotels for anyone wishing to spend a night.

1 Thank Hippolesb
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Castle District and Castle Complex is very crowded. Just walking across the Charles Bridge is close to overwhelming. I found that using the next bridge north, the Manesuv most, to be more pleasant. To get to the castle complex itself you have a couple of options. Because the President lives in the complex, there is significant security and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wear a good pair of walking shoes (the ascent to the castle is a bit steep in places and the cobblestone in Prague can be difficult to walk on) and cross the bridge to explore this area. There are wonderful shops, cafés, churches and buildings to enjoy along the way to the castle on the top. Make sure you stop... More 

Thank Suzanne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location across the Vitara river. In good water a great place to visit by walk. (cross Charles Bridge) from Old Town. You have an option to go to the top by using the public stairs. ( a lot of then). You need to be in good physical condition. A great view of the Old town, the river, and many... More 

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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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