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Malá Strana

Hidden gems

Malá Strana

This picturesque neighbourhood on the left bank of the river Moldau is full of baroque buildings, palaces, unique sights, embassies and beautiful gardens. The Czech parliament is also based in the Malá Strana (Small Side) neighbourhood.

Many tourists focus their visit to Prague on the Old Town of Prague, located on the other side of the Charles Bridge. But Malá Strana also has a lot to offer. If you are looking for peace and quiet, then the palace gardens are highly recommended, such as the garden of the 16th-century Valdštejn Palace or the Lobkowicz Palace, which now serves as the German embassy.

One of Prague's most famous Baroque churches can be found in this neighbourhood, the St Nicholas Church, dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra. With its 75 meter high green dome, the church is one of the neighbourhood’s most eye-catching buildings.

Looking for a miracle? In the Church of Our Lady Victorious you find the 16th century statue 'The Infant Jesus of Prague ', which is supposedly resposible for many miraculous healings. The little statue attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year who come here to pray.

For a beautiful view of the city, visit the Petřín Park and Lookout Tower (Petřínská rozhledna). This is a 60 meter high tower dating from 1893 and is inspired by the Eiffel Tower.

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