Cheap Activities in Prague

If you are on a low budget, Prague is a great place for you to come. It is essentially one large open air museum, which is open every day of the year and is completely free!

People watching is something that many people love to do in Prague, and the best place for this is the Jan Hus Monument, which is in the Old Town Square. Tourists flock here and you might even be able to hear some of the commentary from one of the many tour groups that are found in the area. For a more educational experience, join the free tour, which starts at 11am from the Astronomical Clock. An even better place for people watching though is Charles Bridge. You’ll hear all kinds of different conversations – ranging from chat up lines through to dubious selling tactics – and also get to take in the street performers found there. Throw them some change and you can watch for as long as you like.

Old Town Square

Sometimes you will simply want to find a spot where you can rest and relax, and there are plenty of these in Prague. One of these places is the gardens on the way to Petřín Hill, which are almost devoid of tourists and therefore peaceful and relaxing. The view is also stunning, looking out over the city of Prague. Other great places to head to for some relaxation are Letenské sady, the grassy hills of Riegrovy sady and the vine-covered Havlíčkovy sady. For the best views though, head to Petříin Observation Tower or to the Old Town Hall.

Churches are also a great place to visit if you are looking for cheap things to do in Prague. As there are many concerts held in churches, rehearsals can be found all the time. Just slip into the church and marvel at the talent of the singers and the amazing acoustics of the building.

If you love museums, there are many in Prague that offer free admission on the first Monday of the month. The National Museum is the most popular of these, although it is currently closed for renovation.  Also, make sure you look through the Prague Post for any gallery exhibitions in the city. Also, it is worth remembering that most attractions in Prague offer discounts for students and OAPs.

Synagogues are numerous in Prague and they often charge a high price for admittance – sometimes up to 300 CZK. Many travelers have found a way to get round this fee though – they attend one of the services, which are held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. The morals behind this are slightly dubious though, as these are only supposed to be open to practicing Jews.

Many people want to stay connected to home when they are abroad, and for this they need to get access to the internet. Luckily, Prague offers a number of free Wi-Fi areas, which are usually found in fast food restaurants, pubs and cafes in the town centre. You will be expected to buy something to eat or drink though while you’re there!

For a more intimate look at the city and one that will really make you feel like a local, head down to Charles Bridge and feed the swans there. Alternatively, jump on the tram and take a journey around the city. It will cost you 32 CZK to do this, but you get to ride for up to 90 minutes. The best tram for sightseeing is without doubt the Number 22.

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Daytrips from Prague

There are a few sights nearby Prague which are definitely out of the ordinary. First of them is Kutna Hora where you can visit Sedlec Ossuary (church decorated with some 40 000 bones) and Czech Silver Museum. Take a helmet and lamp and go to explore dark tunnels of medieval silver mine under the town.