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Mala strana, Prague

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Named after its "lesser" position on the left bank of the Vltava, Mala strana sits on the slopes just below Prague's world-famous castle complex. Linked to the larger and busier neighborhoods on the other side of the river by a medieval bridge, this quarter dates back to the middle of the 13th century. For a good portion of its history, the area housed mostly German artisans and merchants, invited to live and work here by King Ottokar II of Bohemia, the quarter's original founder. Today, the atmospheric quarter serves as home to government offices and foreign embassies. Follow the signposted tourist trail to see the neighborhood's major attractions, including an imposing Baroque church and a 700-year-old beer bar. Mala strana is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Prague Edition.
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  • There are many hidden treasures here. To the south of the main area is a small church containing the Child of Prague. The best time to visit this area is in the early evening just before sunset. The l...  more »
  • Very quaint and romantic. Changing between day and night! Neighborhood to live in, even just turning at random through the narrow streets. If then there of tired you will always find fascinating local and typical Prague!
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  • Before traveling I read a lot abour Mala Strana and did not find much interest on in however... once there I just felt in love with it!! I could not even explain why but it is such a peaceful place, q...  more »