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12 FREE THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE

Prague is a city well known for its romantic views, Old World architecture and several activities to participate in. Here is a list of some of the free things to do in Prague:

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Free Things to Do in Prague – Explore Petřín Hill

Located at the centre of Prague, Petřín Hill boasts several interesting attractions. These include the Petřín Lookout Tower, Hunger Wall, St. Lawrence Cathedral and Memorial to the Victims of Communism. The hill also has one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Prague.

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Free Things to Do in Prague – Visit the Prague Castle Grounds

The public is free to roam the Prague Castle gardens and grounds. One can easily view the impressive castle walls from the gardens and grounds, and there are several pathways and fountains to explore.

Free Things to Do in Prague – Enjoy the Live Music at Wallenstein Garden

From the 3rd of May to the 29th of September each year, Wallenstein Garden is filled with live music. You do not need to spend anything to hear the performances of choral groups and bands with music that spans different genres.

Find Peace at the Franciscan Gardens

The Franciscan Gardens in New Town offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Prague. This lush garden that dates back to the 14th century has flower beds, benches and a modest playground that is open to public access.

Catch the Astronomical Clock Show at the Old Town Square

The Prague astronomical clock holds the distinction of being the oldest operational astronomical clock in the entire world. There is a short clockwork show that takes place at the top each hour, featuring figures that include the Apostles and a skeleton that strikes the time. The clockwork show lasts under 30 seconds and can be viewed easily from the Old Town Square.

Revel in Street Performances on Charles Bridge

Throughout the year, several buskers and other street performers showcase their talents on Charles Bridge. This is another reason to visit this beautiful bridge, aside from taking amazing photographs.

Take a Culture Trip in Prague’s Museums

There are several museums in Prague that offer free admission. The public is free to see the exhibits at different museums and galleries, including the Dvorak Sec Contemporary Gallery, Futura Gallery, Museum of the Infant Jesus of Prague, and National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

Visit the Beautiful Old Churches in Prague

Several centuries-old and beautiful churches are scattered all over Prague. It does not cost a cent to marvel at the architectural designs and elegant interiors of these old churches. The most popular ones include St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle, the Church of Our Lady Victorious and the Infant Jesus of Prague, the Church of Our Lady Before Týn, and St. Nicholas’ Church.    

Visit the Lennon Wall

The Lennon Wall can be found in a secluded square across the French Embassy in Prague. It is covered with art and graffiti dedicated to John Lennon, along with designs that feature parts of lyrics of Beatles songs. Sentiments related to local and international causes can also be found on the Lennon Wall.

Take a Picture of the Dancing House

While the Rašín embankment in Prague is covered mostly with older architecture, the Dancing House provides a striking example of non-traditional architectural design into the neighbourhood. The Nationale-Nederlanden building earned its Dancing House nickname because its design resembles a couple of dancers.

Watch Free Outdoor Movies at MeetFactory

One can enjoy free outdoor movies in Prague during summer. The large yard of MeetFactory is a venue for outdoor movie screenings from May to September of each year. And yes, admission is free!

Feel the Holiday Spirit at Prague Christmas Markets

The markets at Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, St. George’s Basilica and Prague Castle transform into Christmas Markets during the winter holidays. It is free to walk through these Christmas markets and revel under the festive lights.

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