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Prague : Karmelistská street - Malá Strana

Malá Strana is a district of the city of Prague, Czech Republic, and one of its most historic regions.

In the distant past, Malá Strana was called Malé Město Pražské ("Lesser Town of Prague"). Malé Město Pražské was created in 1257 by amalgamating a number of settlements beneath the Prague Castle, into a single administrative unit. This was done during the reign of Přemysl Otakar II. The newly-founded town got the permission to be a royal town, and many more privileges. The residents were mostly German craftsmen, invited by the King. Even though the city was royal, the King did not master the city as a whole. By the middle of the century the city was renamed Malá Strana.

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Taken on May 28, 2012