The Lesser Town (Malá Strana) is too picturesque - with its ancient burgher houses, magical and narrow side streets and St. Nicholas Church, the Lesser Town is a favorite setting for movies and commercials.
At its heart is the Baroque Lesser Town Square (Malostranské náměstí). Here, my apartment is located, set in charmingly restored modern building. All around in the cobbled side streets there are small shops to browse, churches to explore and traditional Czech pubs and restaurants to discover; including some with fine views over the river.
The Lesser Town is quieter than the Old Town and the New Town, particularly at night. Walking in the evening through the almost deserted, lantern lit streets , gives the visitors a real feeling of olden days in Prague.
Prague is a compact city, so walking from the Lesser Town to the Old Town or New Town is easy.
Tourists from the other side of the river will pass through the Lesser Town after they cross Charles Bridge from the Old Town, and climb Nerudova Street to reach Prague Castle.