Malá Strana is the area that meanders down from the Castle Hill to the Vltava River. A literal translation of its name would be 'Small Side' but its most often called the Lesser Side. Unfair? Well, while it might not have the grandeur of the Old Town across the river, many find it more charming.
Because the area was razed by fires in the 16th century, the architecture here is mainly baroque. Its finest site is the Wallenstein Palace with its fabulous walled garden full of fountains and statues. There's also the Church of Saint Nicholas and, high on Petřín Hill, a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Review by dbmcnulty, May 2013
Doing what: Private Walking Tour: Mala Straná, Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral
Excellent guide even though our tour was in the pouring rain!
Review by Douglas B, April 2013
Doing what: Prague Walking Tour Following in Mozart's Footsteps
Our Guide (Vladamir) was passionate about his subject and his city. His depth of knowledge was exceptional. He was responsive to our questions and was an excellent host. He facilitated our falling further in love with a wonderful city.
Beautiful City, so much to see, great tour
To get to Malá Strana, take tram number 23. If you're in the Old Town, just cross the Charles Bridge and there you are.