Four Free Things to do in Prague

Prague, once a more off-the-beaten path city for travelers in Europe, has become a prominent tourist destination within the last decade. And of course, with the rise in tourists, comes the rise in prices. But don’t cross off visiting the beautiful city from your bucket list quite yet. There are several completely free things to do in the city. Here are just a few:

Check out Wallenstein Palace Gardens.

This beautiful garden is so excellently manicured and elegant, it’s surprising that it is completely free to get in. The vast garden was built in the 17th century, and it is built in the baroque style. Bronze statues representing figures from Greek mythology can be found throughout the garden along with fountains.

(Letenska 10, Praha 1 – Mala Strana, Prague)

Wallenstein Palace Gardens
Wallenstein Palace Gardens – Photo by Tjflex2 (Flickr Creative Commons)

Take a free tour with Sandemans New Prague Tours.

If you want to discover and explore the most prominent sights in Prague, you can do it with a guide for free. This three hour tour covers Prague Castle and St. Vitus, Old Town Square, St. Nicolas’ Church, Art Nouveau Municipal House, Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Kinsky Palace, Statue of Jan Hus, Museum of Cubisim, Powder Tower, Kafka Staue, and more. The tour is completely free because the guides work on tips alone.

Prague Castle by Night
Prague Castle by Night by Vlastula (Flickr Creative Commons)

For more information and to book your free tour, visit their website.

Visit the Jewish Quarter.

This historic, preserved neighborhood was a Jewish neighborhood before the war. There is plenty to explore and take in with art displays, historical exhibits, synagogues, and most obviously, the dwellings of the Jewish community prior to the war. This is actually the best preserved complex of Jewish historical monuments in Europe. You can also find walking tours to get shown around by a guide.

(near Old Town, Prague)

Prague Jewish Quarter
Prague Jewish Quarter by Tjflex2 (Flickr Creative Commons)

Go to the Church of St. Nicholas.

Want to see where Mozart played the organ? Check out the statuesque St. Nicholas. Whether your interest is religion, history, or architecture, this beautiful church is worth the visit. The architecture of the church is designed in a baroque style of the 18th century and is the largest church in Prague that was founded by the Jesuits. Step inside and you’ll find eye-catching paintings, statutes, and a massive dome.

Praha 1, Mala Strana (Lesser Town)

Church of St Nicholas
Church of St Nicholas by Tjflex2 (Flickr Creative Commons)

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