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Malá Strana

Malá Strana (Czech Republic)

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5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
20 minutes from Prague airport by taxi
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Malá Strana

Olivia Merlen Seasoned Traveller
20 written opinions

Nestled between the old town and the castle, Malá Strana, or "little quarter" in Czech, is one of the prettiest districts in Prague.

My suggestion:
Go there for a sunny afternoon, to wander around aimlessly!
My review

In my opinion, MaláStrana is the most charming area of Prague. Coming down the steps from the Charles Bridge, on the left bank, walk in its labyrinth of cobbled streets, between the houses with baroque façades or take a detour to one of its many palaces which now house embassies. The French one, for example, is in the Buquoy palace, truly magnificent.

A historical atmosphere therefore, but also artistic - don't forget the John Lennon wall - and, above all, romantic... The Malá Strana district is ideal for those who travel as a couple. You can walk along by the river, sit on a bench in a park or walk hand in hand in the evening, perfectly in love.

Remember the first Mission Impossible film, partly shot in this area. You get practically the same atmosphere!

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

Mala Strana or the "Little Quarter" is the wonderful quartersituated at the foot of Prague Castle, on the other side of the Charles Bridge.

My suggestion:
Going to Kampa Island is a good way to spend an afternoon in Prague with its charming bars and contemporary art museum.
My review

Mala Strana is definitely one of my favourite touristy areas in the city of Prague. All as old and well conserved as the old town, Mala Strana has fewer tourists compared to its alter ego on the right river bank. However, like the old down, the "Little Quarter", is packed with minuscule little streets bordered by Gothic façades which stretch to the side of the hill which goes up to the castle. Lots of little passages and façades resemble a labyrinth, especially enjoyable for tourists trying to leave this quarter, apart from Nerudova Street which joins the castle and Charles Bridge.

It's also the official quarter which houses the parliament, senate and many foreign embassies, often in sumptuous little palaces. Finally, it's in this quarter that the fabulous Petrinske Sady Park starts, which overlooks the town and offers absolutely enchanting views over the whole urban panorama of the Czech capital.

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