Lesser Town, the second Prague Quarter founded in 13th century, is considered as the most picturesque part of Prague. It is the least affected by recent history. It is situated on the left riverside Vltava.
The part close to the river is Kampa Island separated from Lesser Town by artificial channel Čertovka (Devil’s Stream) where you can see the old watermills. This part is used to be called Prague Venice.
It is also home to Kampa Museum, the art gallery based on Meda Mládková’s private collection and focused on central European fine art. It was opened in the presence of Václav Havel, a friend of Meda Mládková, just one year after devastating flood in 2002.
The centre of Lesser Town is Lesser Town Square with magnificent baroque St. Nicholas church. From Lesser Town Square via Neruda Street you will get up to Prague Castle.