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Little Quarter (Mala Strana) was founded in 1257 and spreads on slopes under the Prague Castle. Mala Strana almost hasn’t changed during last centuries; only a few buildings were constructed after the end of the 18th century. Mala Strana can be proud of its impressive baroque palaces and old houses. Its centre is Malostranske square with St. Nicholas Church. There is also a nice view of Prague from the upper parts of Mala Strana.
You can lodge in Mala Strana in many marvellous hotels: Hotel Aria *****, Prague, Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa *****, Prague, Hotel Alchymist Residence Nosticova *****, Prague or Hotel Residence TRINIDAD ****, Prague. If you rather prefer apartments, we can recommend you Apartments Trziste , Prague..



St. Nicholas Church (Chram svateho Mikulase)
St. Nicholas Church (Chram svateho Mikulase)

St. Nicholas Church (Chram svateho Mikulase)

Prague 1, Malostranske namesti

This splendid Baroque building is a dominant of Malostranske square. A few years ago its interior was completely reconstructed. Now you can admire its light inner architecture and stuccowork that imitates marble. Construction of the church began in 1704 by architects K. Dienzenhofer, K. I. Dienzenhofer and A. M. Lurago. Its characteristic green copper roof was made by J. Mandelnik. The church is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The entry is not free.


Nerudova Street (Nerudova ulice)
Nerudova Street (Nerudova ulice)

Nerudova Street (Nerudova ulice)

It used to be a main approach to Prague Castle. The street got its name after the famous Czech poet and writer Jan Neruda who lived in the house of The Two Suns (U Dvou sluncu). In the street you will find many quaint restaurants, shops with souvenirs and crafts and also hotels and embassies. Don’t forget to have a look at beautiful architecture of palaces and houses that are often connected to some scary legends and myths. A famous architect A. Lunago constructed the Kinsky Palace, the house No. 15.
A unique ambience of Nerudova street is an attractive place to lodge, you can choose from Hotel U Zlateho Kola ****, Prague, Hotel ZLATA HVEZDA ****, Prague, Hotel Dum U CERVENEHO LVA ****, Prague or Hotel U Brany ****, Prague.

Church of Our Lady Victorious and Holy Infant of Prague (Chram Panny Marie Vitezne and Prazske Jezulatko)
Church of Our Lady Victorious and Holy Infant of Prague (Chram Panny Marie Vitezne and Prazske Jezulatko)

Church of Our Lady Victorious and Holy Infant of Prague (Chram Panny Marie Vitezne and Prazske Jezulatko)

Prague 1, Karmelitska 13

The church constructed on a platform with stairs belongs to the first Baroque buildings in Prague. There is a crypt of members of the Carmelitan order under the church. Duchess Polyxena of Lobkovicz donated a statuette of Holy Infant (El Niòo or Bambino di Praga) to the church in the first half of the 17th century. The statuette was made in Spain. Until present time many people from the entire world come to see it and worship. A collection of dresses that were given to the Holy Infant as an expression of gratefulness, is situated in a room in the upper floor, the entrance is on the left from the altar. The statuette itself was probably made of wood covered by fabric and wax, on its surface the face was shaped. However reverence to the one who is represented by the statuette and the material it is made of will never give permission to a more detailed investigation.

The origin of the statuette has been still mysterious. There is a lovely legend about how it came into being:

Constant fights raged between Christian sovereigns and Moors on the turn of the 11th and 12th century on the Pyrenean peninsula. It’s said that a cloister used to be close to the Guadalquivir river somewhere between towns Sevilla and Cordoba. It was destroyed by Moors; only four monks came back to the ruins of the cloister. One of them was called Joseph and he stood out for his great reverence to the Holy Infant and the Holy Family. Once when this devoutly man worked in a garden, a splendorous child appeared and bid him to pray. The brother started and when he came to the words about blessed infant Jesus, the child said: “That’s me!” Then it vanished. However brother Joseph couldn’t forget about it and craved for one more meeting. The time went on and the child didn’t appear. So he decided to create its statuette at least. He grew old and still continued trying to create its face from wax but he was unsuccessful. Once when he got very old, the child appeared again and said: “I am coming to enable you to finish my statuette.” Joseph immediately started to work. He even couldn’t understand how his hands shaped soft wax and created the face that seemed to be like a dream. Soon he was finished. The vision disappeared again but the brother seethed with happiness. He felt very tired so he put his head in his hands and he never woke up in this world.

There are services in foreign languages in a course of week (e.g. in German, French, Spanish and Italian). Entry to the church is free, tourist tours and during masses forbidden. In a very close distance from the Church of Our Lady Victorious Hotel WILLIAM ***, Prague is.


Bridge Tower (Malostranska mostecka vez)
Bridge Tower (Malostranska mostecka vez)

Bridge Tower (Malostranska mostecka vez)

Prague 1, Mala Strana

Charles Bridge is demarked by two unequal towers on the side of Mala Strana. A younger one was built in sixtees of the 15th century in late Gothic style. It is open from April to October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a very nice view of Charles Bridge with its statues and tiny shops.

Petrinske Maze (Petrinske bludiste)
Petrinske Maze (Petrinske bludiste)

Petrinske Maze (Petrinske bludiste)

Prague 1, Petrinske sady (Petrin Gardens)

Not only children will appreciate if a visit of well-known mirror maze that is situated near Petrinska Vantage (Petrinska rozhledna). The maze was constructed as well as the vantage at the occasion of Jubilee Exhibition in 1891. A panoramic picture of the battle against Swedes on the Charles Bridge in 1648 is installed in one of the rooms.


Funicular railway (Lanova draha)
Funicular railway (Lanova draha)

Funicular railway (Lanova draha)

You can get on the top of the Petrin also by funicular. It is a part of public transfer services, you will need a ticket for 12 CZK. The station of departure is just off Ujezd, then the furnicular passes by Nebozizek and in a while you will appear on the top of the hill. It runs from 9:15 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Petrinska Vantage (Petrinska rozhledna)
Petrinska Vantage (Petrinska rozhledna)

Petrinska Vantage (Petrinska rozhledna)

Prague 1, Petrinske sady (Petrin Gardens)

You can get there by funicular or on foot walking in the slopes of Petrin. The vantage will probably remind you of one of the very famous European buildings: Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Petrinska Vantage is its sixty-meter high miniature. This iron construction was built in 1891 at the occasion of the Jubilee Exposition. E. Prasil was its architect. The Petrin Gardens are a perfect place for relaxation and nice walks.

You can choose from following apartments around the Petrin Gardens: Apartments V Lesicku , Prague, Apartments Zubateho , Prague, Apartment Ujezd , Prague and Apartments Kroftova , Prague.


Kampa
Kampa

Kampa

Kampa is a quaint island at the Charles Bridge. There are many legends and stories about the Kampa. Its little streets look mysterious especially in evening light. You will find there nice recesses, little squares and restaurants. You will walk around a branch of the Vltava called Certovka (Devil's Stream) where many watermills used to be. The Certovka separates the Kampa from the Mala Strana. Lennon’s Wall, a famous symbol of freedom in the period of communism, is also in the Kampa. There was a huge portrait of John Lennon. Nowadays you can read there messages written in various languages. A park on the Kampa serves well as a place for meetings, picnics and rest mainly in spring and summer. The House of Jan Werich where this famous Czech actor used to live, is hidden in greenery on the edge of the park. In the past other important persons lived there too. In future the house will be probably changed into a museum of Jan Werich.

Only a few steps from the Kampa a luxurious HOTEL KAMPA BEST WESTERN  - STARA ZBROJNICE ****, Prague is.



Charles Bridge (Karluv most)
Charles Bridge (Karluv most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv most)

Prague 1, Stare mesto - Mala Strana

If you ask someone who has been to Prague about the most beautiful monuments, Charles Bridge will be surely on one of the first places. This excellent building has survived many unfavourable events and disasters. Its predecessor Judita Bridge was destroyed by flood in 1342. As well as in case of all places of old Prague many stories and legends refer to Charles Bridge. The first one deals with its construction: it’s said that workers used to add raw eggs into mortar because they believed that the building will be more solid. Charles IV. let the “Stone Bridge” or “Prague Bridge” built, the foundation stone was laid in 1357. The bridge is 515 meter long and has 10 meters in width. In the 17th century its decoration with statues and sculptures started. Their authors were prestigious Baroque sculptors (M. Braun, F. M. Brokoff etc.). The original sculptures are replaced by replicas now. When you walk on the bridge, you can listen to musicians who play there or you can buy pieces of art and souvenirs that are sold in numerous stalls. The ambience of Charles Bridge is unforgettable experience in any daytime.

No area can be more attractive to lodge in than the one around Charles Bridge. You can fulfill your dream in Hotel Residence Lundborg ****, Prague, Hotel BISKUPSKY DUM ****, Prague, or in Hotel BISKUPSKY DUM ****, Prague.

 
Hotel 007 s.r.o., IC : 27622410, DIC : CZ27622410, Adresa: K Hutim 303/72, Praha 9 - Hloubetin, 198 00, Czech Republic