Five Free Things to do in Prague

Five Free Things to do in Prague

Fairy tale castles and scenic views make this Bohemian capital a dream destination – enjoy it even more with our tips on Five Free Things to do in Prague. With all those Czech beers, dumplings and historical sites, you’ll need to watch your wallet!  

Five Free Things to do in Prague

Five Free Things to do in Prague

The Bohemian capital is a ‘must see’ on any trip to Europe, and the charming old town and castle will have you charmed, but it’s not as budget friendly as it used to be. We’ve done the maths for you and here are our budget busting tips for Five Free Things to do in Prague!

1. The Astronomical Clock 

The centre of Prague is beautifully preserved and packed full of Medieval and Gothic architecture with the most famous being the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square.

There’s an hourly show with apostles emerging and beneath the clock tower there are 27 tributary crosses to commemorate the mass execution of 27 leaders of the Bohemian Revolt that happened here in 1621. There will also be crowds gathered because it’s the favourite site in Prague and it’s also free! If you can, climb up the 600 year old spire and see the amazing view of the old town.

 

Five Free Things to do in Prague

Letna Park

2. Visit Letná Park

Stroll across the Most Legií bridge from the Žižkov district to the island and visit Letná Park. Inside the park don’t miss the Shoe Monument at the top of the stairs leading into the park and replacing the world’s largest statue of Joseph Stalin which was destroyed in 1962. There is open air cinema all Summer on weekdays (9pm, 100 CZK) and a small floating bar on the waterfront.

 

Five Free Things to do in Prague

Kampa Island

3. Kampa Island

Head across Charles Bridge to the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) end of the Bridge which leads to Kampa Island – a local neighbourhood with picturesque  houses along the waterfront with views of the city and little cafes. Known as the “the Venice of Prague” you can rent rowboats here or enjoy one of the cafes with views of the Old Town across the river. Head to the modern European art museum – Kampa Museum and the Velkoprevorské námestí (Grand Priory Square). Here you can see ‘Lennon Wall’ that is covered in lyrics from songs written by The Beatles. Head under Charles Bridge off Mostecká at Lázenská and and check out the sculpture at Cihelná. There are some good choices for lunch in this area at reasonable prices.

 

Five Free Things to do in Prague

Kampa Island


4. Visit Naplavka Food Market 

 Naplavka Farmers Market is a Saturday local produce market where you can buy traditional produce such as smoked meats, cheeses, pickled local specialties, baked treats and cakes. This is a great place to sample some different Czech dishes and they have local beer tastings too. There’s a calendar of events (mostly in summer) and an amazing view of the the river and castle. A favourite is the ‘Wurst-kunst’ (sausage campfire cooking). Saturdays 8am-2pm

5. Jewish Cemetery

Not to be confused with the Old Jewish Cemetery which is accessible from the Jewish Museum, the Jewish Cemetery of Vinohrady is where you can find the grave of famous writer Czech Franz Kafka.

 

Equity Point Prague

Equity Point Prague

Equity Point Hostel Prague

Centrally located just a short walk from Charles Bridge and the main city square, our hostel has bright 26 rooms off our interior courtyard and great communal areas where you can relax. If you want a clean and well presented hostel in Prague then book your bed here

We hope you enjoyed our tips for Five Free Things to do in Prague!

Comments are closed.