One of the most historic sections of Prague, the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana) is almost too picturesque for its own good - with its ancient burgher houses, baroque palaces, winding narrow lanes and St. Nicholas Church, the Lesser Town is a favourite setting for movies and commercials.
At its heart is the Baroque Lesser Town Square. Here, and all around in the cobbled side streets there are small shops to browse, churches to explore and traditional Czech pubs and restaurants to discover; some of which with fine views over the river.
The Lesser Town is a lovely area to stay in. It is quieter than the Old Town and the New Town, particularly at night. To wander through the almost deserted, lantern lit streets during the evening is an utter delight, affording visitors a real sense of olden day Prague.
If you’re in the Old Town, just walk over the Charles Bridge. For other areas use metro (metro line A and the station Malostranská) or tram.
The Lesser Quarter has dozens of boutiques, restaurants, bars, and other attractive venues. However, the price might be a bit higher that you would expect.