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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…
Top Choice European in Malá Strana

Café Savoy

The Savoy is a beautifully restored belle-époque cafe, with smart, suited waiting staff and a Viennese-style menu of hearty soups, salads, roast meats and schnitzels. There's also a 'gourmet menu' (mains 400Kč to 70…
Top Choice Czech in Malá Strana

Augustine

Hidden away in the historic Augustine Hotel (check out the ceiling fresco in the bar), this sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant is well worth seeking out. The menu ranges from down-to-earth but delicious dishes suc…
Top Choice Italian in Malá Strana

Pastař

This new Italian restaurant has been getting rave reviews from Prague foodies with its combination of freshly made pasta and intense Mediterranean flavours in dishes such as cannelloni filled with pumpkin purée, pec…
Top Choice Italian in Malá Strana

Ichnusa Botega Bistro

'Ichnusa' is the ancient name for Sardinia, which is where owner Antonella Pranteddu sources all of the meats, cheeses and wines he serves in this inviting, family-run bistro. Let the server run through the day's st…
Top Choice Books in Malá Strana

Shakespeare & Sons

Though its shelves groan with a formidable range of literature in English, French and German, this is more than just a bookshop (with Prague's best range of titles on East European history) – it's a congenial litera…