The Lesser Quarter (in Czech Malá Strana), squeezed between the castle and the Vltava River, is together with the Old Town the historical centre and the heart of tourist Prague. The vital hub of the area is the Lesser Quarter Square, dominated by the imposing Church of St Nicholas.
Filled with elegant Renaissance and Baroque palaces, this district is traversed every day by droves of tourists en route to Prague Castle or Charles Bridge, but you need only leave the main thoroughfares, such as the famous Nerudova Street with its picturesque signs, to enter a maze of quaint, quiet and atmospheric lanes.
If you want an oasis of peace and relaxation, you can climb Petrín Hill and observe the city from above, or stroll around the romantic Kampa Island or one of the magnificent gardens in this district, such as the Wallenstein or Ledenbour gardens.
Don’t forget to leave a mark of your passage on the John Lennon Wall, a colourful monument to peace and brotherhood with important historical significance for Prague’s youth.
The area is not well served by transport, but the metro stop on line A Malostranská is quite close by. Trams 12, 20, 22 and 23 run to Malostranské Námestí and along Újezd to the funicular up Petrín Hill.
City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.