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Top Ideas For A Budget Trip to Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is the largest city in the country. A cultural, political, and economic center of Central Europe, Prague has grown as a tourist destination over the years, offering cultural and historic sites that are incomparable to anywhere else.

Prague is not the most expensive for tourists European capital, but here you can find many free opportunities. And we have already done it for you.

Free tours, free entries to museums, galleries … Read, save and embody!

Getting to the new city, first of all, travelers go on a sightseeing tour in order to better understand where they are at all and to find out what is worth seeing. Excursions usually cost from € 10-15 and reach up to € 45-60, but you can find absolutely free options.

Here are some of them:

Free tour of Prague

A daily 3-hour free walking tour of the main sights of Prague. The old city, museums and cathedrals, synagogues, and bridges … Pass 3 times a day, you can register in advance.

 

Free tour of Prague

 

Old Town & Jewish Quarter Free tour and Charles Bridge & Prague Castle Free tour

2-hour sightseeing tours around Prague. From the titles, it is easy to understand what they are dedicated to Jewish quarters, Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. Tours are held daily, in English, you can also pre-register.

 

Prague Royal Walk Free Tour

is another opportunity to get acquainted with Prague for free. Daily 2-3 hour walks through the famous places of the city, with young and advanced guides who will not only acquaint you with historical sights but also with pleasure will tell you about modern “green” and worthy places. They pass 6 times a day, in English.

 

Free Red Prague Tour

is a free walking tour that will take you to the communist past of Prague. Stories about the life of Czechoslovakia under the Soviet regime, during the Cold War, about the activities of the Red Army and the difficult road to democracy. Visit historical sites, memorials and a short walk on the tram.

 

Free Red Prague Tour

 

Free Tour of Prague

An overview free 3-hour excursion around the city and its famous sights. In English, it takes place 2 times a day.

This is only a small part of free city tours. By the way, you can thank your guide with a symbolic payment of € 1-2, as travelers traditionally do in such tours.

Excursions are held every day, but in order to get there, register better in advance on the site, there you will learn more about the tours, where and how to find your guide and other useful information.

Well, now it’s time to go to a more detailed acquaintance with the city. The famous places of Prague, which you can visit absolutely free of charge:

Prague Castle

is the visiting card not only of Prague but also of the Czech Republic. Today it is one of the largest active castles in the world. A city in the city, hitting it, you will find yourself in Old Prague with its towers and cathedrals, squares and gardens, bridges and streets.

Entrance to the territory of Prague Castle is free. Visits to cathedrals, towers, museums on the territory are paid separately.

Address: 119 08 Prague 1.

Opening hours:

Summer Tourist Season (April 1 till October 31)

  •       Prague Castle complex

6:00 – 22:00;

  •        Historical buildings

9:00 – 17:00.

Prague Castle

 

Related: Prague Private City Walking Tour

St. Vitus Cathedral

is the most famous cathedral in the city, the vaults of which can be seen from different parts of Prague, it is so majestic and picturesque, a real gem of Gothic art.

Free entrance to the front of the cathedral fence.

Address: III. nádvoří 48/2, 119 01 Prague 1.

 

Charles Bridge 

an old picturesque bridge in the heart of the city. It was built for almost 25 years in the distant 14th century and was named in honor of the founder – Charles IV.

Today, the bridge is the heart of the city, it has a beautiful view of the old center, the Vltava River, it is decorated with ancient sculptures, and therefore it is not surprising that it is never quiet and boring.

Address: Karlův most, 110 00 Prague 1.

Charles Bridge

 

Wenceslas Square

is the central square of the city, which is “headed” by the National Museum and a monument to St. Wenceslas. Along the square are restaurants, shops, museums, life here ceases only at night.

Address: Wenceslas Square, 110 00 Prague 1.

 

Old Town Square

is another lovely and picturesque city center. The square is hidden in the center of the old part of Prague, surrounded by houses in the Baroque, Rococo, Renaissance style. There are also ancient sculptures, the Town Hall, Prague Chimes and, of course, souvenir shops, street musicians, cafes and much more.

Address: Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1.

 

Vyšehrad

is a district of Prague, located on a hill above the Vltava. Vyšehrad was the residence of Czech princes and remained the capital until Prague was built. On its territory, there are cathedrals, museums, a park, an old cemetery and much more.

Entrance to the territory is free. The entrance to the location of the complex is paid separately.

Address: V Pevnosti 159 / 5b, 128 00 Praha 2.

 

The Dancing House

or, as it is still called, a “drunken house”, is a more modern architectural landmark of Prague. The building was built 20 years ago on the initiative of Vaclav Havel in place of an old house that was destroyed during the bombing. Inside there is a modern gallery where various cultural events take place, there is a restaurant, and from the roof of the building, you have a stunning view of the city center, especially in the evenings.

Address: Jiráskovo náměstí 1981/6.

Opening hours:

  • daily 10:00– 20:00.

 

What kind of travel can do without visiting palaces and museums ?!

In Prague, there are quite interesting places that you can visit absolutely free of charge:

The Prague Senate / Waldstein Palace

is the largest palace in Prague, where the Czech Senate sits. In addition to the external and internal beauty of the Palace itself, there is also a picturesque garden and a gallery.

Opening hours of the Senate for the public:

  • November–March only the first weekend
    of the month and public holidays 10.00–16.00;
  • April–October every weekend and public holidays
    00–17.00;
  • June–September the same, but open until 18.00.

 Address: Valdštejnské náměstí 4.

 

Valdstejn Palace

The Museum of Stone Sculptures (Lapidárium)

is a unique exposition of stone sculptures from the ХІ-ХІХ centuries, brought from all over the Czech Republic.

The price for the entrance is symbolic, so you can even call the visit quite free:

  • preferential – 10 kroons (about € 0.4),
  • full – 20 kroons (about € 0.8).

Address: Výstaviště 422.

Opening hours:

Open from 1 May to 30 November 
Rest of the year CLOSED

  • Monday–Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday:10:00 –16:00;
  • Thursday–Sunday:12:00–18:00.

 

Moser Glass Museum

is a museum where the exposition of the famous Czech glass and Bohemian crystal is presented.

Address: Staroměstské náměstí 603/15.

Opening hours:

  • from November to April, Monday–Friday 10:00–20:00,

Saturday and Sunday 10:00–19:00;

  • from April to November every day 10:00–21:00.

 

The Museum of the Prague Infant Jesus 

Free admission to the museum throughout the year. It is located at the Church of Our Lady of Victory.

Opening hours:

  • all days except Christmas and Easter holidays, New Year holidays; Monday–Saturday 9:30–17:30,
  • Sunday 13:00–18:00.

Address: Karmelitská 9.

 

Military History Institute Prague 

Here you can visit several interesting museums for free:

The Military Museum Žižkov (Army Museum Žižkov)

A museum of the history and military glory of the Czech Republic, and Prague in particular.

Opening hours:

  • all days except Monday, throughout the year from 10:00 to 18:00.

Address: U Památníku 2.

 

The Aviation Museum Kbely (Letecké Muzeum Kbely)

Large hangars, where the lethal apparatus of the Czech air force of different times are collected.

Opening hours:

  • works in the summer, from May to October all days except Monday, from 10:00 to 18:00.

Address: hangars on Mladoboleslavská ul.

Aviation museum Kbely

 

Outside of Prague, there are also free museums of this complex, you can read about them in detail on the site.

 

The Czech National Bank

Here also conduct excursions, within the walls of the bank there is an exposition “Money and People”. The tour is free of charge by appointment.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday from 8:00.

Address: Na Příkopě 28, 115 03 Praha 1.

 

Gingerbread Museum 

is a small gingerbread museum, where it will be interesting to look at children and adults, a large exposition of incredible sweet works.

Address: Nerudova 9.

Working hours:

  • daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

In addition, city authorities and museums regularly meet visitors to the city, holding Open Days, when you can “free” go to many museums. Where, when and how:

 

The National Museum of the Czech Republic (main building)

is a museum of the history of peoples and nations that lived in the present territory of the Czech Republic.

Free admission every first Monday of the month.

Address: Václavské náměstí 68.

Opening hours:

  • daily, from October to April from 9:00 to 17:00;
  • from May to September from 10:00 to 18:00.

Closed every first Tuesday of the month.

 

The City of Prague Museum

is a museum of the history of the city from the earliest times to our days.

Every first Thursday of the month, the entrance for a symbolic cost is 1 crown (€ 0.05).

Address: Na Poříčí 52.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00.

 

The National Technical Museum

is a huge museum dedicated to the development of technology in its various fields from watches, cameras, film production to trains, cars, airplanes and various astronomical instruments.

Free admission every first Friday of the month from 12:00.

Address: Kostelní 42.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00.

National Technical Museum

 

In addition, every spring in Prague is the Night of Museums, when almost all the museums of the city open their doors free of charge to all comers. Also in May, the Night of the churches passes, when you can freely enter all the temples, monasteries, towers, chapels of the city, and even look at the theatrical performances played there.

Only two times a year – on May 8 and October 24 – there is a unique opportunity to look into the Senate of the Czech Republic not only in the open excursion rooms but also in the reception rooms, the presidential conference hall, the office of the chairman of the Senate, etc.

Specify the date of the events on the official sites of the city.

How else can you save money in Prague?

In many large cities of Europe for curious tourists, there is such a “wand-zashchalochka” in the form of a city card, which allows you to save on different sights. And in Prague, she too is.

Prague card

a tourist map with which you can visit 50 different attractions of the city (museums, parks, galleries, zoo) for free. You can buy it on arrival in the city (at the airport or in the center) or order online (it will start when you activate it).

What this card gives:

• free use of all modes of transport in the city (metro, trams, buses, even funiculars and a suspension road in the Zoo);

• free entrance to 50 locations in Prague (Prague Castle, Prague Zoo, Royal Gardens, Jewish Museum, Old Town Hall, Petřín Observation Tower, National Gallery, National Museum, Troy Castle, Vyšehrad);

• free bus sightseeing tour of the city;

• transfer from the airport;

• a boat trip on the Vltava;

• discounts (from 20% to 50%) to visit other museums, various cafes, bars, etc.

Cards are available for 2 days (€ 46 – full, € 33 – preferential); 3 days (€ 56 – full, € 40 – preferential); 4 days (€ 65 – full, € 47 – preferential).

The card is registered and can not be transferred to another person.

 

For fans of nightlife, too, there are several free options.

Radost FX

is one of the most famous nightclubs in Prague, where every evening there is free admission for everyone until 24:00. After – for girls, the entrance is still free, but the guys will have to pay 200 kroons (about € 8).

 

Radost FX

 

Address: Bělehradská 234/120, Praha 2.

 

Another popular club in Prague is

Roxy

On Mondays, there is free entry and reduced prices for alcohol.

Address: Dlouhá 33, Praha 1.

Opening hours:

  • daily from 23:00 to 5:00.

 

Conclusion

The bohemian city of Prague is regarded by many as one of Europe’s most charming, colorful and beautiful cities, and it has become the most popular travel destination in Central Europe. Millions of tourists visit the city every year.

For budget travelers, Prague is a wonderful city to wander around and most of the attractions for free: free tours, museums, parks, galleries and other different attractions of the city is waiting for you.

 

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