Over the past decade or so, the Czech capital city has become one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. Although it is known for being a fairly cheap city to explore, you can cut the costs even more by enjoying some of the free things to do in Prague.
With a long and varied history, Prague is a truly wonderful city of culture. Walking around the picturesque heart of the city is a brilliant way to absorb the numerous wonderful sights, and the city also has excellent public transportation options.
Some top free things to do in Prague include:
Wander Across Charles Bridge
Originally known as Stone Bridge, Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that spans the famous Vlatava River. Take a stroll over the water and admire the views either side. Many interesting statues adorn the famous bridge and you will see street artists, musicians, dancers and other entertainers all along the walkways. It is one of the most visited sights in Prague.
Enjoy a Walking Tour
Prague’s Tourist Centre, located in the Old Town Square, offers free walking tours of the city twice a day. The three hour tours start at 11 am and 2 pm. Taking you past many of the city’s popular sites along with some lesser-known spots, you can also benefit from local experienced guides with their insider’s knowledge.
Visit Prague Castle
Any first visit to Prague is not fully complete without a visit to one of the biggest and oldest medieval castles in the world. A beautiful and grand treasure from the middle ages, it is free to wander around the grounds. See the changing of the guard every hour on the hour, or take a stroll through the pretty and expansive gardens.
Visit the Jewish Quarter
Look into the Old Jewish Cemetery, find the Franz Kafka monument and admire the great Ceremonial Hall and Jewish Town Hall. The cemetery lies in the Jewish Quarter, which once amounted to no more than a walled ghetto before the walls were torn down in the 18th century. You can also walk down Maisalova Street and catch glimpses of the Ceremonial Hall and the Jewish Town Hall.
Admire the Old Town Square
The Old Town Square, located in Prague’s Old Town, is the ultimate free attraction in Prague. All throughout the year, visitors can listen to buskers, take a rest on of the benches, gaze up at the statue of Jan Hus, and snap some great photos of the gorgeous buildings that sit all around the square.
See the Astronomical Clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock is a truly splendid and unique attraction. It springs to life on the hour every hour, with a fascinating spectacle of parading apostles and moving statues. The attractive clock tower also features a calendar painted by the famous Czech painter, Josef Manes.
Gaze Upon John Lennon Wall
Since the 1980’s, this colourful wall has been covered with graffiti and lyrics dedicated to John Lennon and the Beatles. This ever-changing unofficial monument has evolved into an artistic tribute to the legendary late musician. A symbol of youthful ideals, love, peace, and unity, it is located in Mala Strana.
Have fun and save some cash with these free things to do in Prague and have a terrific time in this stunning European city.