A Walking Tour of Prague: Mala Strana

A Walking Tour of Prague: Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic (B)

As you cross the iconic Charles Bridge, you arrive in Malá Strana or “Lesser Town, a charming, picturesque part of Prague that peacefully lies beneath the Prague Castle and is known for its delightful winding cobblestone streets, its array of lovely restaurants, shops and cafes, its beautiful buildings and homes, and best of all, its lack of crowds giving this part of town a quieter, peaceful feeling.

Despite it’s name “Lesser Town” (Malá Strana is also referred to as the Little Quarter), Lesser Town is by no means a less beautiful or fascinating place to explore. In fact, it got its name because it was originally the smaller part of town where the king lived which in those days was away from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town markets and square.

After you cross the Charles Bridge, slowly the crowds dissipate and you can wander the charming eighteenth century cobblestone streets – many of them tucked behind gorgeous buildings and jetting uphill – in lovely solitude. In many ways, you will find Lesser Town to be Prague’s most enchanting part of town. Despite its intimate size of only 600 square meters, it is easy to get lost within its narrow streets and loose the hordes of people in Old Town. Home to such gems as the Church of St. Nicholas, the Little Quarter Square, the Kafka Museum, Petrin Park, and the Wallenstein Palace and Garden (which sadly was closed when we were there for a private event), you could easily spend a late afternoon or evening enjoying this intimate neighborhood. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Walking Tour of Prague: Mala Strana
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Nicole Melancon
Read it on Author's Website: https://thirdeyemom.com/2016/07/11/a-walking-tour-of-prague-mala-strana/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Charles Bridge
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Kafka Museum
  • Petrin Park
  • Wallenstein Palace
  • Prague Castle
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Church of Our Lady Victorious
  • Church of Svatý Havel
  • Nerudova Street

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