5 Things To Do For Free In Prague

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.

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4 Responses to “5 Things To Do For Free In Prague”

  1. Laura says:

    I’m going to Prague next month. Thanks for this!

  2. Waegook Tom says:

    Great tips, Jane! I’d also add Letna Park into the mix – verrrry few tourists (if any at all) for those who don’t like crowds, and absolutely stunning views of the city. I loved exploring the different neighbourhoods, too – Vinohrady (get off at Jiriho z Podebrad metro) was my favourite :)

  3. John says:

    The National Museum is currently closed for renovation – I believe it reopens in either 2015 or 2016?
    I tried to do a search on the Albar restaurant – it appears to have changed names to Aldente – and I could see no mention of the free food with purchase of a drink – although that is not corroburated.
    The other suggestions though are great – and I can vouch for the views of the city from Letna Park – although you have to be pretty fit to climb the steps! There are also amazing views from Vysehrad – highly recommended. Great site btw Jane!

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