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Mala strana, Prague

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#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Czech Republic
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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  • Feels like a different era, walk these streets surrounded by many historical buildings is really nice
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  • Such a cute little place with so much to see.tucked away in it are the john lennon wall and the john lennon pub which we also visited for a lunchtime cocktail.  more »
  • It would be my choice of hosting, but I found the Hotel Golden Crown and ended up exchanging. Even so we visited the region really is very beautiful, don't let go.
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