HomeAway has a selection of holiday apartments in Mala Strana – Hradcany, the oldest and most romantic part of Prague. Mala Strana - Hradcany holiday apartments are perfect for those who want to ensconce themselves in Prague’s history. Rentals here are full of authentic features like high ceilings, wooden beams and verandas that give you unforgettable views of Prague’s landmarks. This area is known for its cobblestone streets, gas lights and stunning blend of architectural styles. You won’t need a car or even public transport at a holiday home in Mala Strana – Hradcany, because all the top sights like Prague Castle are either in the neighbourhood, or a short walk across the Charles Bridge.
-Local sights. Mala Strana boasts some of Prague’s most famous sights, including the UNESCO listed, and world record-breaking, Prague Castle. This building has been the seat of power for rulers from the early-middle ages up to the present day. Charles Bridge is another icon - it’s been kept intact since the 14th Century and is half a kilometre in length.
-Other Prague sights. Just across in Prague 1 are numerous other landmarks and beautiful historic buildings. Every visit to the city should include the 15th Century Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, which is the oldest in the world still working. In the New Town there’s Wenceslas Square, a broad boulevard of immense cultural importance, and the sight of the demonstrations that led to the 1989 Velvet Revolution.
-Museums. Prague has museums covering a wealth of fields, like the Jewish Museum, which documents the history of this community in the city at various locations. Art lovers will flock to the National Gallery, which is also scattered throughout Prague and has collections from medieval times up to modern era. If machines are your thing, the National Technical Museum has a huge assortment of cars, trucks, motorcycles and aircraft.
-Food and drink. In a country that has been brewing beer for 1,000 years, Prague is a great place to try local beers. Pilsner lagers are the speciality here, and there’s a huge range of labels, from famous to obscure. The cuisine meanwhile is rustic and satisfying, with lots of roast meat, wurst and dumplings.
-Petrin. A beautiful green space in the centre of Prague, Petrin is a hill next to Mala Strana. Covered mostly in forest, Petrin offers some of the best vantage points in the city. You’ll also find some lovely 19th Century features, like the funicular railway and the lookout tower, which is a smaller copy of the Eiffel tower.
Mala Strana – Hradcany holiday homes are in a part of Europe with a continental climate, which means moderately warm summers and cold winters. From June to September it’s normal for temperatures to hit the mid-20s and occasionally higher. There’s also less rainfall in this season, which occurs mainly in short bursts and storms. Winters though can be very chilly, bringing some snowfall and consistent sub-zero temperatures. Spring weather is mild, with May getting highs in the mid-teens.
Holiday accommodation in Mala Strana – Hradcany can be reached from abroad via Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG). If you’re flying from Britain then there are plenty of options, with numerous airlines serving this destination. The drive from the airport to Mala Strana - Hradcany shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes, and you can also catch a taxi, public or private bus to complete your journey. You can catch a train directly to Prague from central European cities like Berlin, Zürich, Vienna and Amsterdam.