FREE THINGS TO DO IN Prague

TOP FREE ATTRACTIONS IN Prague

Top Attractions In Prague For Free

In recent years, the capital city of Czechia has become an increasingly popular European city break for people from all over the world.

Prague is absolutely teeming with history and incredible culture and is renowned for its delicious cuisines, cheap alcohol and many museums.

If you’re in the process of planning a trip to the capital of Czechia but you’re not really sure where to start, check out our list of the 10 best free attractions in Prague, as well as the top paid attractions in Prague too!

Free Things To Do in Prague

1. Prague Castle (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

Dating all the way back to the 9th century, Prague Castle is a huge castle complex within the city and is actually one of the biggest castle complexes in the whole world.

It’s free to roam around the enormous grounds, and the walk up to the castle itself is mightily impressive.

While you’re at Prague Castle, make sure to watch a changing of the guards ceremony; something that young kids are sure to love!

If you want to go inside the church, you will have to pay an entry fee, but it’s completely free to just walk around the grounds and admire the incredibly beautiful views of the city below.

Prague Castle gets very busy with tourists during the afternoon, so try and head there as early as possible if you want to avoid the crowds as much as possible!

Address: Hradcany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia

2. Charles Bridge (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

What you need to know:

Charles Bridge is another free attraction in Prague that’s considered to be one of the best things to see and do in the city.

The bridge connects the Old Town of Prague to Mala Strana (Lesser Town) and is famed for its many statues that line either side of the bridge.

Charles Bridge is a very popular tourist attraction so you can expect it to get very busy during the day. Similarly to Prague Castle, we would advise heading for a walk along the bridge if you want to try and avoid huge crowds.

It dates all the way back to the 15th century, yet it still remains in excellent condition. Rest assured, you can still see the impressive Gothic designs within the bridge’s architecture and on the statues.

Address: Karluv most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

3. Old Town Square (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

What you need to know:

Prague’s Old Town Square is one of the oldest and most significant squares in the city and it dates all the way back to the 12th century.

If you’re a big fan of historic buildings and awesome churches and architecture, then the Old Town Square is definitely somewhere you’re going to want to visit while in Prague.

During the festive season, the Old Town Square is absolutely teeming with hundreds of Christmas stalls and people from all over the world visit the city to enjoy the holiday season.

Regardless of the time of year you visit Prague however, you’ll still be able to enjoy the delights of the Old Town Square all year round.

Make sure you pay special attention to the impressive Gothic churches and the numerous towers that surround the square.

Address: Staromestské nám, 110 00 Staré Mesto, Czechia

4. Letenské sady (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

What you need to know:

For one of the best views of Prague city, you need to head to the top of the hill where Letenské sady is situated.

Translated as Letna Park, this extensive expanse of land is popular all year round with both locals and tourists.

It’s home to numerous grassy patches that are idyllic for a summer picnic, as well as multiple skate park areas where local teenagers often show off their skills.

From the start of the park, you can look back down on the city below and see the Vltava River and bridges.

Letenské sady is a great place to visit with kids, but just be aware that it might be quite a tiring walk up the hill to reach the park.

Address: Letenské sady, 170 00 Praha 7-Letná, Czechia

5. Malá Strana (Free)

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What you need to know:

Malá Strana is also known as the Lesser Town area of Prague and it sits at the opposite side of the Vltava River via Charles Bridge.

The area is renowned for its eclectic offering of hearty pub meals, quirky hotels and the John Lennon Wall (see below).

Malá Strana is also home to plenty of cute cobblestone streets that are lined with many trees that look beautiful in any season.

You don’t even have to go inside any shops or cafés in Malá Strana; strolling through the ancient streets and admiring the archaic stone buildings is a fascinating enough experience in itself.

Bring your camera along when in Malá Strana so that you can snap plenty of pictures of the lush scenes.

Address: Lesser Town, Prague

6. John Lennon Wall (Free)

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What you need to know:

Located on the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) side of the Charles Bridge, the John Lennon Wall is now one of the best free attractions in Prague.

Since the 1980s, the wall has been covered with smatterings of John Lennon and The Beatles’ graffiti since the beloved singer’s untimely death.

On the wall, you’ll find many political statements and beliefs drawn on with paint or sprayed on as graffiti creations.

There’s also plenty of lyrics from some of the most popular songs from The Beatles and full-sized art of John Lennon and some of his famous quotes.

It’s a lovely place in Prague to pay your respects to John Lennon and show your appreciation for his causes, but even if you’re not a huge fan of The Beatles, you can see enjoy seeing the colourful artwork that covers the wall.

Address: Velkoprevorské námestí, 100 00 Praha 1, Czechia

7. Franz Kafka Head (Free)

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What you need to know:

The Franz Kafka Head is a metallic sculpture in the city centre of Prague that’s dedicated to the beloved author Franz Kafka.

The sculpture is 11 metres tall and it consists of 42 rotating panels that are constantly changing to distort the view of the head.

Whether you’re a fan of the work of Franz Kafka or not, you’d be hard pressed to not admit that the statue is incredibly cool and fascinating!

While kids aren’t very likely to understand the context of the statue, they’re still sure to enjoy seeing how it moves and reflects the sun during the day, and how it sparkles at night!

You can also add a visit to the Quadrio shopping centre while you’re visiting the Franz Kafka Head as the sculpture is placed just outside!

Address: Charvátova, 110 00 Nové Mesto, Czechia

8. Wenceslas Square (Free)

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What you need to know:

Wenceslas Square is just one of the many squares in Prague and is home to many businesses, shopping centres, museums, bars and restaurants.

It’s a great place to grab some street food while in Prague as you’ll get to sample some truly delicious local cuisines such as hot dogs and trdelníks!

Wenceslas Square also makes an idyllic backdrop for a photo shoot if you’re looking to take some incredible pictures while in Prague as the buildings within the square are so unusual and beautiful.

If you’re travelling to Prague with children, make sure you visit the giant Hamleys store within Wenceslas Square which is home to a giant indoor slide that they can play on for free!

Address: Václavské nám, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

9. Astronomical Clock (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

What you need to know:

Located in the Old Town Hall within the Old Town Square in the city centre of Prague, the Astronomical Clock is a medieval clock originally dating all the way back to 1410!

It’s a very popular thing to see in Prague and the whole area surrounding the Town Hall and Clock can get very busy but it’s well worth tackling the crowds to see it for yourself.

The whole family are sure to enjoy visiting the Astronomical Clock as you can watch its intricately designed clock hands turn and chime when the clock strikes every hour.

You can also go up inside the Old Town Hall building but unfortunately you will have to pay for that privilege. However, the Astronomical Clock can be seen for free from the streets of the Old Town Square below.

Address: Staromestské nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia

10. Dancing House (Free)

5 Free Tourist Attraction

What you need to know:

The Dancing House, or Fred and Ginger as it’s also often nicknamed, is a building nearby the waterfront in Prague.

It’s supposed to look like the house is dancing, hence the nickname given to it after the famous dancing duo Fred and Ginger.

The house is also a hotel and a bar where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage inside.

However, all the fun of the Dancing House is seen from the outside and while it might not take you all day to visit, it’s still worth adding to your Prague itinerary.

Kids aren’t likely to enjoy seeing the Dancing House too much as it is just a building after all, but if you quickly stop off there to take pictures, you can soon be on your way to more kid-friendly free attractions in Prague!

Address: Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Nové Mesto, Czechia



 

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