Mala Strana-Little Quarter Information
Mala Strana, or in English the Little Quarter, is one of the most elegant and beautiful districts of the entire city. Directly under the shadow of the magnificent Prague castle and leading up to it, or down from it as the case may be, is an old and stunning collection of narrow streets opening out onto small but spectacular squares full of perfectly preserved houses and larger buildings that haven’t changed in appearance for centuries. Steep and narrow Nerudova St with its abundance of tightly packed together burgher houses which would have once thee place to be to watch the processions along the Royal Route is a perfect example of the charm of Mala Strana.
It winds down into the square of the same name dominated by the enormous St Nicholas Church a baroque masterpiece while all around it are more charming palaces such as the Wallenstein. Mala Strana leads right up to Charles Bridge where the Lesser Town Bridge Tower is the starting point of bridge itself. Fanning out from it from under the bridge are delightful cobblestone sidestreets close to the water that lead to Kampa Park and the gorgeous Kampa Park restaurant on one side and to Mala Strana itself past the Museum of Franz Kafka and the Hergetova Cihelna restaurant on the other. Mala Strana is truly a wonderful part of timeless Prague.
Local Experts recommendations for Mala Strana
Old Town Square
St. Petr Church
View from Letna
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