10 Things to do for Free in Prague

Prague is the perfect destination for everyone and the best time to visit is… all year long. Summer, Christmas, Valentine’s Day… Prague is the perfect combination of romance, culture, architecture and nature beauty. However, no matter when you visit, there are some things you must see and do for sure.

1. Old Town Square

Most of the things you must see in Prague, if not all, are located next to or around the Old Town Square. From architectural buildings to local coffee shops and restaurants.

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2. Charles Bridge

The most beautiful place to spend your time. It is ideal to visit both during day and night. It is almost always packed with tourists, but you can still enjoy the breathtaking view. During the day, there are many artists and craftsmen around.

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3. Kampa Island

The second most beautiful island within a city in the world, is about to amaze you. The island is filled with gardens, amazing views and vineyards, with its own little ‘Venice’.

4. Astronomical Clock

Prague’s famous medieval Astronomical Clock is located in the middle of the Old Town. It is definitely one of the most popular sights in Prague. Visit every hour for a great mechanical performance. But be prepared to have a lot of people in your way.

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5. Dancing House

You have to see it, because is a dancing house. This modern and unique architectural building is located by the Vltava River, between two of the most famous historical buildings. Only the top floor of the building is open to the public, where the restaurant Ginger & Fred is located. You can dine there with the most beautiful view of the city.

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6. Shooters Island

Nothing better that visiting this park during the day and relax. This little “island” provides amazing views around it.

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7. John Lennon Wall

On the other side of the Old Town, after crossing Charles Bridge, you can find the John Lennon Wall, filled with all sorts of graffiti and lyrics from Beatles’ songs. He still remains as a symbol of peace with so many people visiting every day to see the wall made in his memory.

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8. Statue of Franz Kafka

A 42-Layer rotating sculpture is on display outside the Quadrio shopping center. It is a very unique sculpture, and it can be quite tricky to photograph, unless you are fast.

Video: Rotating Franz Kafka Sclupture

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9. St. Vitus Cathedral

Even though a ticket will give you full access, you can still get in for free. Located in the Prague Castle, you can see this Gothic masterpiece from any point of the city.

 

10. Free Walking Tour

The Royal Walk Free Tour, is completely free of charge (tips are welcome) and lasts for about 2,5 hours.

When: Everyday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00

Where: Old Town Square at the Discover Tour Prague Office (Celetná 12), where the people with the yellow umbrellas are.

Sights Seen: 

  • Astronomical Clock
  • Church of our Lady Before Týn
  • House of the Stone Bell
  • Palais Kinsky
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • Rudolfinum / Czech Philharmony
  • Charles Bridge
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Old Jewish Cemetary
  • Powder Tomer
  • House of the Black Madonna
  • Municipal House
  • Pinkas Synagogue / Memorial for the Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from the Czech lands.

 

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5 European destinations for your Easter holidays

91.Budapest

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If you want to relax during your Easter holidays, then visit Budapest. Besides the beautiful buildings all around the city, you can visit the Széchenyi or Gellért Thermal Baths. The city is known for its thermal baths and during the night you can even party in some of them.

Where to go: Parliament, Széchenyi Baths, Chain Bridge, Danube Cruise

2. Berlin

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The weather is getting warmer in Berlin, and it is ideal for someone to explore this beautiful city by foot without freezing. You can explore the parks, walk around town and of course go shopping. At night, you can visit the local bars or restaurants, as well as the clubs. Berlin is famous for its unique and all-style clubs. But before visiting, check the entry requirements.

Where to go: Reichstag, Museum Island, Berliner Dom, Berlin Wall

3. London

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Similar to Berlin, London is such a big city with so many things to see, that is better to visit during warmer months. It is probably the best time to visit, since the pound has dropped and everything is a bit more affordable. Prepare your tour plan carefully, so you do not end up going in circles, as I did.

Where to go: Warner Bros Studio Tour, Piccadilly Circus, London Eye, Big Ben, Kensington Gardens

4. Prague

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A gorgeous historical city for a weekend. The incredible architecture, along with the castles and palaces, will give you a fairytale vibe. The Old Town is not particularly big, so in order to fully enjoy it, you should explore it by foot.

Where to go: Charle’s Bridge, Old Town, Astronomical Clock, Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem

5. Amsterdam

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I can give you so many reasons to visit Amsterdam, but you are probably already convinced. Besides the great weather all year long, Amsterdam will amaze you with its unique culture and artistic vibe.

Where to go: Red Light District, the Canals, the Van Gogh Museum, the Royal Palace

You get what you pay for in this Madame Tussauds

Usually, the Madame Tussaud museums around the world are extremely expensive (around 67 euros per person). Paying so much money, of course, you would expect something great. And this is what you get. You can easily spend more than 2 hours in the Madame Tussaud museums located in the biggest capitals of Europe, such as London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Vienna since you have so many wax figures to see.

However, things are a bit different in Prague where the price is 6 euros per person. The wax figures are quite disappointing at the beginning since all of them are of Czech famous people that not many people know. But as you move on to the next floor, you will see Hitler, Stalin and other famous leaders. That’s when things get a bit more interesting.

As you move on to the last floor, you know you will get your money’s worth. You will see Picasso, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Prince and other American celebrities, such as President Obama, Louis Armstrong, Julia Roberts, Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

Jim Carrey and George Clooney are definitely the highlights and are positioned in a way that you can get really creative with your pictures.

The reviews for this museum are not good because people were extremely disappointed since they were expecting too much for my opinion. At the end of the day, paying 6 euros to see about 20 wax figures you will actually enjoy seeing is quite worth it. You get what you pay for.

 

Most Romantic European City

 

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Old Town

Prague is one of the cheapest, most beautiful and romantic destinations in Europe. You can visit by train, plane, car or bus. Try to stay close to the old town, since everything is within walking distance.

The city is not very big, which gives you the opportunity to go around and easily visit all the sights. Most of them are included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, such as the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square among others.

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Prague Castle

The main sights are separated into two areas by the Vltava River, which are connected through Charles Bridge. On one side you have the Prague castle and Lesser Town and on the other, you have the Old Town, Jewish Quarter and the New Town.

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Prague has both fairytale and bohemian characteristics. It is a romantic destination for a great weekend with your other half. Try the Czech cuisine, go on walks, learn about the city’s history and buy souvenirs.

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It is definitely a country and city everyone must visit. It is a city with breathtaking scenery and great, especially for couples.However,  you can also enjoy Prague with friends.

I feel that Prague is a city everyone must visit at least once in their lives. Lately, from all the people I know and keep meeting, the ones interested in travelling have already been there or plan to go in the near future.