Free Things to Do in Prague

September 26, 2012 by

Free Things to Do, Sightseeing, Things To Do

Charles Bridge in Prague. Photo courtesy of greenmelinda via Flickr.

Charles Bridge in Prague. Photo courtesy of greenmelinda via Flickr.

Prague has become quite the tourist spot in the past decade and with that comes higher prices. However, a visit to Prague doesn’t have to break the bank (or even touch the wallet). There are plenty of free things to do in Prague that give visitors a chance not only to see the sites, but to learn more about the city’s past.

The gorgeous Charles Bridge which connects the old city to Mala Strana is one site that should not be missed. Packed with vendors, walking across the bridge is a great way to get a different look at the city. The bridge also features a number of statues. Be sure to stop at the Statue of St. Jan (you can tell this one apart because of the gold coloring on a part of it), place your hand on it and make a wish.

After crossing the bridge, head up to the Castle. While entrance into the interior of the compound costs money, wandering through the old grounds is free. Once there, be sure to visit the walls of the Castle for spectacular views of the old city.

Also in Mala Strana is the John Lennon Wall, covered with graffiti (you can even leave your own mark on the infamous wall) and the Love Lock Bridge along the canal. Be a part of the tradition and grab your significant other, and a lock, and place it on the bridge.

Prague’s Old Town Square is also free and features one of the city’s more popular attractions – the Astrological Clock. Also located in the square is the statue of Jan Haus. From there, simply wandering the streets and colorful buildings can provide hours of free entertainment.

-Diana Edelman

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