Mala Strana Walk, Prague

Mala Strana Walk (Self Guided), Prague

The area of Mala Strana is a pure visual delight with its old churches, palaces and beautiful gardens. It spreads out from the foot of Prague's Castle Hill and is also home to a number of embassies. Wind your way down cobblestone side streets and admire the decorated façades of some of the buildings.

Fans of architecture will relish a visit to the Church of St Nicholas (Sv. Mikulase). The 18th-century Baroque church stands on the site of a previous 13th-century Gothic church. Marvel at the massive dome and venture inside to study the sculptures and frescoes. There are frequent concerts and recitals here featuring the music of Mozart and Vivaldi.

Nearby is the heart of Mala Strana, the Baroque Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí). Browse its shops for typical tourist souvenirs such as t-shirts and bottles of absinthe. You will also find shops selling antiques and vintage merchandise during your tour of Mala Strana.

Stay a while at the town square to enjoy a delicious meal in one of the traditional Czech pubs or restaurants. Some of these establishments have views over the Vltava River. There are plenty of good dining options throughout the district, including fine dining, traditional meals and ethnic cuisine.
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Mala Strana Walk Map

Guide Name: Mala Strana Walk
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: naomi
Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

1) Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

2) Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Mostecka Street

3) Mostecka Street

Mostecka Street

4) Mostecka Street

Kaunic Palace, Serbian Embassy

5) Kaunic Palace, Serbian Embassy

Wallenstein Palace Gardens

6) Wallenstein Palace Gardens

Nerudova Street

7) Nerudova Street

Morzin Palace, Romanian Embassy

9) Morzin Palace, Romanian Embassy

Nerudova Street

10) Nerudova Street

Malostranske Square

12) Malostranske Square

Karmelitska Street

13) Karmelitska Street

Vlasska Street, Eclectic Gallery

14) Vlasska Street, Eclectic Gallery

Walking Tours in Prague, Czech Republic

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

Create Your Own Walk in Prague

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Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Lesser Town Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
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The area is centered around Prague Castle, reportedly the biggest castle complex in the world. Dating back as far as the 9th century, the castle has been the residence of Bohemian kings, Holy Roman emperors, leaders of socialist Czechoslovakia, and currently the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

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