As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the Little Quarter comes with its stock of dark stories and unbelievable tales. Enjoy these narratives together with the gorgeous gothic and baroque architecture along the way.
Virtual: The Picturesque Little Quarter of Prague
Explore this Paradise of Breathtaking Architecture and Rich Symbolism
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The Lesser Town of Prague, or the so-called Little Quarter, is the oldest neighbourhood in the city. This area, adjacent to the Prague Castle towering above its many red roofs, consists of a system of cobblestone alleyways and charming houses in the Baroque style of architecture. Explore the unique facades of this historic district and discover the meaning behind their many paintings and symbols. Find out why visitors consider the Little Quarter the most beautiful part of Prague.
- One of a kind: Explore the oldest neighbourhood of Prague
- Architecture: Admire the Baroque facades and paintings of the Little Quarter
- Culture: Hear stories about the lives of local residents across centuries
- A breath of history: Walk part of “The Kings Way” where Bohemian royalties travelled to a from the Prague Castle
- Art: Discover the meanings behind the unique building signs
- Make memories: Don’t forget to take pictures to show your friends afterwards
A Historic Experience
The Lesser Town of Prague was a settlement long before the Slavs came to the area. With the advantage of the Vltava River, an exuberant trade community thrived in this district and the strategic location on the hillside kept the settlement from flooding. By the 800’s the Slavic tribes began to gather here and Christianity was introduced together with monarchy. The construction of the Prague Castle followed. Though the formation of the Little Quarter predates the Old Town, it would not be considered a town until the 13th century.
“Little Side” with Huge Royal Past
The name Malá Strana literally translated to “Little Side” distinguishing this part of town from the larger district on the right side of the Vltava River. The 16th century saw a destructive fire in this neighbourhood and a large-scale destruction that prompted influential architects to come here and start reconstructing the area. That’s why Baroque architecture predominates today in the Little Quarter.
Join your knowledgeable local guide for a virtual stroll through the “Royal Way,” the scenic route of medieval kings leading from the Prague Castle through the most picturesque parts of the Lesser Town. Hear stories of former residents and important characters from Czech history who inhabited this neighbourhood and made it famous throughout the world.
What Else You Should Know
- Each guide in our group has a different take on Prague’s history, so every virtual tour is a bit different. That being said, don’t be afraid to ask questions!
- One booking is for one household – there’s no need to pay for more people who are in the same room.
- We’ll send you a ZOOM link after you book your virtual tour.
- This is a live-streamed tour where your guide walks around Prague while you relax in the comfort of your home.