The Lesser Town was founded in 1257 on the slopes bellow the Prague
castle and it is the part of Prague least affected by resent history.
Nerudova Street (Nerudova ulice)
Named after the poet and journalist Jan Neruda, who lived at No 47 in
the House of Two Suns, it is the picturesque narrow street that leads
up to Prague Castle as a part of Royal Way. There is a splendid
selection of heraldic beasts and emblems on the houses, for example the
Red Eagle, the Three Fiddles, the Golden Horseshoe, the Green lobster
and the White Swan.
There are also a number of grand Baroque buildings, such as the
Thun-Hohenstain Palace, the Morzin Palace, the Church of Our Lady of
Lesser Town Square (Malostranske namesti)
Started as a market place it has always been the centre of life in the
Lesser Town. Today, there are official buildings and restaurants. The
important buildings include the St Nicholas Church, the Town Hall, the
Sternberg Palace, the Smirický Palace. On the facade of the Baroque
Kaiserstain Palace there is a bust of the great Czech soprano Emma
Destinn who lived there between 1908 and 1914.
St Nicholas Church (Kostel sv. Mikulase)
It is the dominant of the Lesser Town Square and one of central Europe's
finest baroque buildings begun by Kristof Dientzenhofer, continued by
his son Kilian and finished by Anselmo Lurago. The statues, fresçoes
and paintings inside the church are by leading artists of the day, such
as Karel Škréta and Johann Kracker.
Mo 12 - 16 h, Tue - Sat 10 - 16 h, Chapel - Sun 10.30, 12 a 15 h
Wallenstein Palace (Valdstejnsky palac)
Built between 1624 and 1630 by Albrecht von Wallenstein, generalisimo
of the Habsburg armies, it was meant to overshadow even the Prague
Castle . It is so large that 23 houses, three gardens and the municipal
brick kiln had to be razed to make way for the palace and its grounds.
There are also splendid gardens laid out as they were in those days.
Now it houses the Senate of the Czech Republic.
Saturday , Sunday 10 - 17 hour, last sight-seeing is in 16.40 h.
Church of st Thomas (Kostel sv. Tomase)
This original Gothic church was founded for the Order of Augustinian Hermits by
Wenceslas II in 1285 and completed in 1379, along with an Augustinian Monastery and
St Thomas' Brewery. In the richly decorated interior are paintings and statues by
Czech artists including Karel Škréta and Václav Vavrinec Reiner.
Vrtba Garden (Vrtbovska zahrada)
This beautiful Baroque garden was designed by František Maxmilián Kanka in
Statues and vases are by Mathias Brown. There is a good
view of Prague Castle
and the Lesser Town from the terrace
Opened: April - October from 10 to 18 hour. , Price: Adults 40,- Kč, Childrens 25,- Kč
Accommodation in Lesser Town area.
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The Verona House, also known as the Lustermann House, is located in a picturesque alley in the historical and cultural
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Hotel Certovka Prague
Originally a baroque house, it has recently been refurbished. It is situated in Lesser Town,
close to the Charles Bridge. The rooms have a view of the bridge and panorama of Hradčany, the
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High-Season: 164 EUR Double room / night
Hotel U Pstrosu Prague
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stands by the Charles Bridge. Reception Desk is available to guests 24 hours a day.
There are 18 rooms and suites in the hotel. Standard equipment includes color TV,
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Hotel Domus Henrici Prague
Luxury four stars hotel, located on the west of the Vltava river, Hradcany - Prague Castle
area, with unique panoramic view of all the historical sights of the town and Petřín gardens
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Hotel Hoffmeister Prague
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seek out and to which those with high standards return. It provides the highest international
standards of comfort and furnishings without losing any of the charm of the historical and
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High-Season 08: 182 EUR executive room (double) / night
Hotel The Golden Wheel Prague
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the picturesque street called Nerudova that without any doubt is the most known of Prague\'s
historical streets. In past that was one of the principal streets of communications which lead
to the castle and...
High-Season: 199 EUR Standard Double Room / night
Hotel U Zlute Boty (The Yellow Shue)
Hotel "U Zlute booty" (The Yellow Shoe) is a newly reconstructed hotel which offers very
comfortable accommodation and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The architecture of this building
and the preserved original vaulting ranks it among the unique renaissance buildings in the Lesser
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High-Season: 132 EUR Double room / night