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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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  • This area is quieter than the main city but has plenty of places to eat and drink and is beautiful. Would recommend Jo's cocktails. 
  • Prague at the end of the historic district, in the place starts with karl bridge, spanning the streets are very nice.
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  • This area it's nice, the atmosphere is nice... restaurants and coffee shops! I suggest a walk over there!