Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter)
Established in 1257, this is Prague's most perfectly formed—yet totally asymmetrical—neighborhood. Also known as "Little Town," it was home to the merchants and craftsmen who served the royal court. Though not nearly as confusing as the labyrinth that is Old Town, the streets in the Lesser Quarter can baffle, but they also bewitch, and today the area holds embassies, Czech government offices, historical attractions, and galleries mixed in with the usual glut of pubs, restaurants, and souvenir shops.
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This steep street used to be the last leg of the "Royal Way," the king's procession before his coronation. As…Learn More >
Another one of the many classic examples of Prague's charm, this square is flanked on the east and south sides…Learn More >
This square is south and slightly west of the Charles Bridge, next to the Čertovka stream. The Grand Prior's Palace…Learn More >