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Mala Strana featuring landscape views and a city

This handsome, historical neighborhood, filled with charming cobbled streets, cute courtyards, interesting museums and parks, is perfect for aimless wandering.  

While most tourists dedicate the vast majority of their time to Prague’s Stare Mesto (Old Town), those who do hop over the river to Mala Strana (Lesser Town) won’t be disappointed by what they find. Explore one of Prague’s most picturesque and romantic neighborhoods, where Baroque buildings line the cobbled streets and beautifully manicured parks and gardens welcome those who want to rest amid greenery.

Mala Strana was a neighborhood that sprung up in the shadow of Prague's Castle, housing wealthy citizens who would have worked in the city’s administration. Wander around the district and admire the impressive residences, many of which have been converted into shops, restaurants and commercial enterprises.

Head for Lesser Town Square, the central square in the neighborhood and a busy transportation hub. Dominating the square is Mala Strana’s most recognizable landmark: the Church of St. Nicholas. This Baroque church has hosted performances by famous composers including Mozart and Bach and its green dome is an iconic feature of the Prague skyline.

In addition to historic architecture, Mala Strana also contains several interesting museums. Examine equipment from Soviet-era laboratories at the KGB Museum, survey contemporary pieces at Museum Kampa and inspect rare musical instruments at the Czech Museum of Music, housed inside a former Baroque church. The Franz Kafka Museum, devoted to the great Czech author, is also found in this neighborhood and features valuable first editions, manuscripts, letters and more.

When you need a break from the city surroundings, venture to one of the district’s many leafy parks and gardens. Look for peacocks strutting around the manicured Wallenstein Gardens, the grounds of a 17th-century palace, or walk around the intimate UNESCO-listed Vrtba Garden. The riverside Kampa Park, meanwhile, hosts some of artist David Černý’s Babies, a series of sculptures depicting oversized crawling infants.

Shop for souvenirs and artisan handicrafts on Mostecká Street. This lively stretch is lined with boutiques selling everything from glassware and artworks to skincare products.

Mala Strana is located on the west bank of the Vltava River. To get here, walk across the Charles Bridge on foot or take the metro to Malostranská station.


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Bishop's House
Bishop's House
4.5 out of 5
Drazickeho namesti 6/62, Prague, Prague 1
The price is €57 per night from 16 Apr to 17 Apr

Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is steps away from Royal Route and Lennon Wall. Charles Bridge and Old Town Bridge Tower are also within 10 minutes. Malostranské ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (614 reviews)

"Fabulous location. Clean. Great, helpful staff. Nice breakfast. They provided gloves for everyone when serving yourself. Masks are to be worn in the public areas. We felt safe and well taken care of."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

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Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague
Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague
5 out of 5
Letenska 12/33, Prague
The price is €230 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

This family-friendly Prague hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Prague Castle. Prague ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (112 reviews)

"The reservation staff is very rude and unreasonable. The communication comes nothing close to a luxury hotel standard and disregard the fact that this is hospitality business. She was neither helpful nor willing to help. In the end, she even stated the she was instructed by the Head of Revenue to ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

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Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Mandarin Oriental, Prague
5 out of 5
Nebovidska 459/1, Prague
The price is €301 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

This family-friendly Prague hotel is located in the historical district, just steps away from Czech Museum of Music and Lennon Wall. Charles Bridge and Prague ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (249 reviews)

"Outstanding service and placating Disappointed in restaurant choices only one restaurant with a very limited menu. For the highest end hotel also requires a pool/spa facility"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

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Hotel Pod Vezi
Hotel Pod Vezi
4 out of 5
Mostecká 58/2, Prague
The price is €108 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr

Located in Prague 1, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Old Town Square and Old Jewish Cemetery ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (773 reviews)

"Great , great location just by the Famous Bridge . Close to the Old Town Bridge, just cross over the bridge. Great breakfast and staff"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

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Lindner Hotel Prague Castle
Lindner Hotel Prague Castle
4.5 out of 5
Strahovska 128, Prague
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The price is €69 per night from 15 Apr to 16 Apr

Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Strahov Monastery, Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Charles Bridge and Lennon Wall ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (952 reviews)
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"We enjoyed our stay at Lindner Hotel Prague Castle. The guest service was exceptional - our hairdryer in the room did not work so we called down to the front desk and received a new one within minutes. The room was clean and the location made it easy to get around Prague seamlessly."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

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Hotel Roma Prague
Hotel Roma Prague
4 out of 5
Újezd 425/24, Praha 1-Malá Strana, Prague
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This family-friendly Prague hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Petrin Hill, Lennon Wall and Prague National Theatre. Charles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"I have been to Prague 3 times, and this is the only hotel I would never stay at again. It was awful. We had 2 twin beds, which were incredibly uncomfortable. The pillows were old and not even an inch thick. They were impossible to fluff, and I was told that’s what they had in all the rooms. Sleeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

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