Mala Strana

A Guide to Prague's Little Quarter, Malá Strana

A Guide to Prague's Little Quarter, Malá Strana

Malá Strana, or "Little Quarter" in Czech, is the large area of town situated on the hills below Prague Castle. In the middle ages, the city was divided into two halves, separated by the river and the Charles Bridge. King Ottokar II of Bohemia founded Malá Strana in 1257. The right side of town was the centre of the bourgeois, native Czech population.