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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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  • What we have done. From here gathered all excursions, and we after walking with the Guide continued alone to explore the city. Especially liked the place with birds near Charles Bridge, as well as views of the Prague Castle.
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  • The "small neighborhood" is located on the left bank of the Vltava River, at the foot of the hills of the Castle and trouble. It is very nice to walk around and admire in passing hundreds of houses and baroque palace which decorate it, each with his sculptures and his particular colors. The main artery coming from the Charles Bridge is crowded with tourists, but the adjacent streets become soon quieter. Do not miss the Church of St. Nicholas, Urtba gardens, Wallenstein Palace Gardens. Take comfortable shoes because of the cobbled streets.
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  • Much less touristy and much more authentic than the Old Town, which is literally overran by money grabbing tourism. I got a much better Czech experience (and less pricey) here than the Old Town during...  more »
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