Attractions

Top Choice Bridge in Malá Strana

Charles Bridge

Strolling across Charles Bridge is everybody’s favourite Prague activity. However, by 9am it’s a 500m-long fairground, with an army of tourists squeezing through a gauntlet of hawkers and buskers beneath the impassi…
Top Choice Gardens in Malá Strana

Petřín

This 318m-high hill is one of Prague’s largest green spaces. It’s great for quiet, tree-shaded walks and fine views over the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’. Most of the attractions atop the hill, including a lookout tow…
Top Choice Church in Malá Strana

St Nicholas Church

Malá Strana is dominated by the huge green cupola of St Nicholas Church, one of Central Europe’s finest baroque buildings. (Don’t confuse it with the other Church of St Nicholas on Old Town Square.) On the ceiling, …
Top Choice Historic Site in Malá Strana

John Lennon Wall

After his murder on 8 December 1980, John Lennon became a pacifist hero for many young Czechs. An image of Lennon was painted on a wall in a secluded square opposite the French embassy (there is a niche on the wall …
Top Choice Church in Malá Strana

Museum of the Infant Jesus of Prague

The Church of Our Lady Victorious (kostel Panny Marie Vítězné), built in 1613, has on its central altar a 47cm-tall waxwork figure of the baby Jesus, brought from Spain in 1628 and known as the Infant Jesus of Pragu…
Gardens in Malá Strana

Wallenstein Garden

This huge, baroque garden is an oasis of peace amid the bustle of Malá Strana's streets. Created for Duke Albrecht of Wallenstein in the 17th century, its finest feature is the huge loggia decorated with scenes from…
Museum in Malá Strana

Karel Zeman Museum

Bohemia-born director Karel Zeman (1910–89) was a pioneer of movie special effects whose work is little known outside the Czech Republic. This fascinating museum, established by his daughter, reveals the many tricks…
Street in Malá Strana

Nerudova

Following the tourist crowds downhill from the castle via Ke Hradu, you will arrive at Nerudova, architecturally the most important street in Malá Strana; most of its old Renaissance facades were ‘baroquefied’ in th…
Park in Malá Strana

Kampa

Kampa – an ‘island’ bounded by the Vltava and Čertovka (the Devil’s Stream) – is the most peaceful and picturesque part of Malá Strana. It was once farmland (the name Kampa comes from campus, Latin for ‘field’), but…
Square in Malá Strana

Malostranské Náměstí

Malostranské náměstí, Malá Strana’s main square, is divided into an upper and lower part by St Nicholas Church, the district’s most distinctive landmark. The square has been the hub of Malá Strana since the 10th cen…