Prague (Praga, Praha), the capital of the Czech Republic, has become a significant tourist attraction over the years. Tourists are coming from all over the world. Still, they are the students, because Prague has one of the best universities and courses in Europe. Whether you are a tourist or a student, you don’t always want to spend big bucks when you go out. I prepared this guide with a few free things to do in Prague to help you enjoy this city and make memories.
Free things to do in Prague: Walk along Vltava River banks
Simply grab a beer and walk along the banks filled with boat bars and restaurants on either side. The view is so beautiful, especially in the evening when you can see the Prague Castle at a distance, all lit up in gold. If you are in the mood for some dance or pub fun, they have numerous boats filled with beer, grilled food, and cocktail bars. In addition, they have multiple food markets, such as Mexican and Asian food festivals along the banks throughout the year.
Free things to do in Prague: Walk on Charles Bridge
If you keep walking east from the riverbank, you will arrive at one of the world’s oldest and most famous bridges. To be completely honest, if you want to enjoy the true essence and beauty of the Charles Bridge, go either before sunrise or around midnight. If you go during the evening, it will be full of tourists, and you won’t be able to enjoy the beauty in silence. The bridge from the 12th century connects the old town with the new town. Along the bridge, there are magnificent giant sculptures of kings, knights, christ, saints and numerous other figures.
Free things to do in Prague: Gaze at the Astronomical Clock
This magnificent clock is the oldest and oldest running clock in the world. It is located in the centre of Prague. The clock is stunning, and so is the clock tower. Every day at 12 pm, you can see a small skit performed in the clock tower. This is absolutely free. The best time to visit is during the Christmas market and easter market.
Free things to do in Prague: Wander at the Old Town square
The old town square, or as I like to call it, the fun square. This place is exactly like an old movie set in Europe. Well-dressed people are sitting outside a cafe enjoying a glass of wine. In front of them, there is a glorious fountain and a magnificent church beside it.
The old town square is a nice place to enjoy Prague’s historical monuments and at the same time have a drink or two. The cafes and bars have seats outdoor and are designed in a 1970s fashion. The centre is also surrounded by numerous ice cream shops, restaurants, and Czech pubs.
In the centre of the square is the famous Jan Hus Memorial. The power tower is its right, which is a gothic gateway tower. To its left is the astronomical clock.
Free things to do in Prague: Visit Vysehrad Castle
Vysehrad is a 10th-century gothic fort located on the banks of the Vltava river. The view from the fort walls is spectacular. Inside the fort is a 10th-century gothic castle that has an impressive architecture. There is also a gothic cemetery which is quite interesting. The fort gardens are pretty exciting and contain exquisite sculptures and also have a place called devils corner, which is spectacular. The best thing to do in Vysehrad is to picnic, walk, or visit the infamous KGB war museum inside the fort walls.
Free things to do in Prague: Watch the Changing Of Guards at the Castle
Built in the 9th century, the Prague castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. To enter the castle, you have to pay a fee, but what is free and an exciting part of the experience is the changing of guards. The changing of guards happens every day at noon, and you can see this right from the castle gates. It’s a very class act. It involves changing weapons and banners.
Free things to do in Prague: Take a walk at the Wenceslas Square
One of Prague’s most famous and crowded areas, with the massive statue of St. Wenceslas on a horse and the national museum behind him. The square is filled with the finest restaurants, pubs, and clubs Prague has to offer. It is also the main celebration ground of Christmas and other holiday markets.
You should look at this place as the starting ground for all your free sightseeing adventures. It probably is also one of the most multicultural marketplaces in the country.