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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Prague holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mala strana and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is a neighborhood that is located in the lower part of the Prague Castle. Its streets and palaces have a great influence of the Baroque, knowing by the Baroque Pearl. Just walk and wander through its streets. It's something great
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  • We visited this neighborhood off the Castle, it is nice, since it is the wealthy city neighborhood, but it is dispensable.
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  • I decided to stay in this area of Prague as it is less crowded and located a stone's throw from the Castle. This area is very pretty though the old city certainly offers a lot more in terms of places to visit. In any case a walk from the Castle until the bridge is done!
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