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Mala strana, Prague

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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  • We stayed in this area so spent quite a lot of time walking around it. It was much quieter than the old town and it was very interesting to see the old signs (placed on buildings before numbering syst...  more »
  • Cosy old streets They have loads of cafes that you can enjoy on the way It's perfect for photos Would definitely recommend  more »
  • This is awesome to walk through, especially at night! It gets really creepy and mysterious and you get to suck in a lot of the Czech charm.  more »