Posted in Europe on July 9, 2012
Prague used to be a destination that was super cheap around 5 – 10 years ago. These days it is becoming increasingly expensive, especially the more central you go. To help you save money I’ve collated a list of 5 things you can do for free while in the city.
Free food at Albar
You get free snack food at Albar (Vesenska 4, Prague 1) whenever you purchase an afternoon drink. Although this does mean you have to fork our a little bit of cash to buy the drink in the first place, free food is always cool! The menu at this Italian restaurant is also only in Czech, so it’s a good chance to pick up a bit of the language.
Great views of the city for free
A lot of people head up into the tower for some aerial views of Prague, but for something that will give you fantastic views AND costs no money at all, head to Petrin Hill. You’ll get views from the top of Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle.
Free jazz concert
Every Monday night in U Maleho Glena, local blues artist Stan the Man plays a free concert in this tiny underground bar. Reservations are usually needed as the place is quite small and the concert is very popular, but you can do this through the jazz club’s website.
The National Gallery
The National Gallery is free from 3pm to 8pm on the first Wednesday of every month. There is a varied collection from the medieval to contemporary art.
Visit the Jewish Quarter
This is just a really interesting part of Prague to walk around. The architecture, the grave sites, and the historical past of this area are incredibly deep. There is also the Jewish Museum, although this does cost money to go into. I definitely think you’re missing out if you go to Prague and don’t at least pop your head into the Jewish Quarter.
Hopefully this gives you some ideas to get you started in Prague in ways which won’t cost you a lot of money. If you’re looking for apartments in Prague you may also want to check out www.oh-prague.com.