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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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  • Oldness is a virtue when considering this place. It's pretty and old and full of yummy history to think on when you walking around. 
  • Malá Strana, the nineteenth-century "Kleinseite" of bureaucracy and Czech-Austrian nobility is a district of Prague that takes your breath away. Charles Bridge you reach Lesser Town Square, which represents the center of the neighborhood. Next to the square is ideally situated in Nerudova Street, the road that leads to the Prague Castle.
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  • Another piece of art in Prague Old Town Square, you must go and see it and pass under it. You will be amassed.