Lesser Quarter

Lesser Town Square

Address: Malostranské námÄ›stí, Praha 1

Lesser Town Square is simply the pulsing heart of Lesser Town; every day it sees a large amount of people passing through it, either to work or to see Prague's monuments.

Lesser Town Square is divided into a lower and upper part, with both parts separated by the Baroque church of St. Nicholas from the beginning of the 18th century; the church is the main landmark of the square together with the Holy Trinity column. Lesser Town Square is surrounded by significant historic palaces such as the Lichtenstein, Sternberg and Haertig palaces or the Smiricky Palace. It was there where in 1618 Czech nobility met and subsequent events lead to the Thirty years war. Leading away from the square is the famous Nerudova Street through which you can ascend to the Prague Castle. If you don't feel up to the climb, you can take a tram from the square to the castle or to other interesting places in the center of Prague.