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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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  • When I looked at a map of Prague, the areas seem bigger than they actually are and it's because there's so much packed into small districts that you feel they MUST be bigger! Mala Strana merges really...  more »
  • You must wander across to Mala Strana. This part of Prague is full of great and cheaper restaurants and cafes, interesting shops, and fantastic tourist attractions. Take for example The Castle where y...  more »
  • Lesser has really much to offer: beautiful good restaurants and cafes, beautiful houses and attractions. The hunger wall is worth seeing, at whose foot the Dunning grinding for the victims of nationalism is. The Baroque church of St. Nicholas is also worth a visit (admission free). On foot you can find many interesting buildings in the narrow streets and it is not to run over. You should have visited this area in any case - it is worth.
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