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Top 10 Prague by Theodore Schwinke

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Mala Strana

Malá Strana, now known as the “Little Quarter”, was originally called Prague Minor (the lesser Town), a century before Charles IV moved that name across the river (for further details see New Town). Floods, fires and war kept construction busy on the Vltava’s left bank; few of the original Romanesque and Gothic buildings remain. During the Habsburgs’ reign, grand palaces were built in Baroque style, and today many of these serve as parliament or government buildings and embassies. The area is an enclave of parks, cafés, winding streets and unassuming churches.

1. Charles Bridge

For almost all visitors to Prague, this spectacular ...

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