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Mala strana, Prague

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It is a neighborhood of beautiful, small but very picturesque, full of cafes, warehouses historic architecture, with beautiful gardens.
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  • An unforgettable memory of Prague in general and this place especially at Christmas time. A picture of Brueghel the old, the scenery is total, looks back to the middle age. Make and remake as a couple or as a family with children.
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  • Forget the crowds in Old Town, and Hradcany, this is the place to meander. Wear walking shoes..tons of hills. Less crowds, secret gardens, plenty of places to eat and shop. Tons of cave restaurants. W...  read more »
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