Free Sights in Prague for the Budget-minded Traveler

Prague is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations and one of the best value for money capitals in Europe. On top of this, there are lots of things that won't cost you a thing. Prague is speckled with budget-friendly sights. Go on a do-it-yourself walking tour and follow in the steps of the Kings of Bohemia who wended their way up to Prague Castle on the day of their coronation. If you like a solitary walk far away from bustling Prague, wander along the stag moat a nature trail right under Prague Castle. This is one of the best ways to avoid the tourist crowd. The John Lennon Wall is only a few steps away from Charles Bridge. This ever changing work of art is in memory of free speech and started as a symbol of protest against the Communist regime. The most popular free sights of Prague is undoubtedly the Astronomical Clock. Be there at the hour to watch the spectacle. Don't blink because it is all over in less than a minute. Be sure to wander up and down Charles Bridge, admire the statues of the Saints on the parapet and listen to the Dixieland band.

Here is a list of the 10 best free things in Prague.

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St Michael Church
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Catch a breath of fresh air and climb up Petrin Hill. Have fun in the mirror maze before you climb the steps to the top of the miniature Eiffel Tower. See if you can count the hundred spires and towers of Prague. When going down take a detour...  Read More

John Lennon Wall
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Every night political activists daubed graffiti slogans on the wall. Every day the police scrubbed them away. After John Lennon's murder in 1980,this part of the wall belonging to the Knights of Malta became a work of art with a political touch...  Read More

Wenceslas Square
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Wenceslas square, V�avsk��st�is the most crowded pavement in Prague. Brightly-lit souvenir shops rub shoulders with bookshop and cafes. Tourists mingle with office workers and sausage vendors. Square is a misnomer...  Read More

Old Town Square
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Old Town square, Staromestsk��st�hums with activity. In summer, cafes spill out onto the street. In winter the Christmas market draws a crowd. Brightly coloured houses ring the square. Cobbled streets lined with shops fan...  Read More

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Kastanek Playground
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Stromovka is Prague's largest park. Be Czech with the Czechs and come here on a Sunday to stroll or cycle along leafy paths. Playground Kastanek, little chestnut, is close to the Planetarium and the Výstaviste exhibition grounds. You will find...  Read More

Charles Bridge
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Festooned with statues and crammed with people, Charles Bridge is Prague's best-loved bridge. Named after Charles IV, it replaced old Judith Bridge destroyed in the 1324 floods. The slightly curved new bridge, Charles Bridge was a true...  Read More



The astronomical clock at Old Town Square is probably Prague's most famous attraction. Not only does the clock indicate the hours, it also marks the phases of the moon, the equinoxes, the seasons and the days. At the same time, the twelve zodiac...  Read More

Stag Moat
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If you want to avoid the bustling tourist crowd, go for a walk along Prague Castle's Stag Moat, Jelení P?íkop. You will wander through a green valley filled with bird song and dotted with sculptures. This walk will give you the sense of being...  Read More



Look out for yellow. All guides of the free walking tour wear canary yellow T-shirts and have yellow umbrellas. Tours start at 11 am and 2 pm, no need to book, just turn up on Old Town Square in front of the Astronomical clock. You will visit...  Read More

Royal Route
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One of the best ways to see Prague is on foot. You won't need a guide to follow the Royal Route but be sure to wear comfortable shoes to negotiate the city's cobbled street. The Royal Route is a three-kilometer walk following the path that the...  Read More


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Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

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