Mala Strana is Prague’s oldest neighborhood. Cobbled streets, elegant palaces and hidden gardens make this the city’s most entrancing district. Mala Strana developed at the foot of Prague’s Castle Hill, a cluster of noble homes and palaces that formed one of the city’s administrative units.
Many of its once-private residences have been turned into shops, restaurants, hotels, and embassies. It’s a charming neighborhood to walk through if you love looking at architecture, and the style of its buildings lends Mala Strana a gentile atmosphere left over from when it housed Prague’s wealthy citizens. Get Directions