Following on from my last post about our trip to Prague, I mentioned walking, and walking some more! Prague is definitely a city that you need to spend time exploring and just wandering around. There are lots of things to see and do. Some of which you can spend longer at, go in the museums, or wander in a park. A few other things, though, can be quite quick to experience but just have to be seen.
So if you’re planning on a trip to Prague, here are several things that you need to see or do in Prague that won’t cost you a penny. It can be a pretty cheap trip if you want it to! Have you ever been to Prague before?
John Lennon Wall
This was something that we hadn’t heard about until our driver from the airport told us about it, and it sounded really fascinating. One of the things that make it really cool, is that on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, the wall gets painted white. Then overnight, the locals traditionally repaint it and fill it with graffiti. It started off as a kick to communist leadership, and now is the perfect Instagram picture place! It’s a fun place to view and had a busker knocking out Beatles tunes. A must see.
Old Town Square
The Old Town Square is a hive of activity! There are lots of different things to see and do in the area. Street performers, balloon artists, music, and concerts; you can spend a couple of hours just wandering around. The architecture is stunning, as well as a few little shops and cafes to have a look in. But if you’re looking for a way to kill some time, then this is a great way to do just that. It is so pretty!
Just down from the Old Town Square, is the Astronomical Clock. It is, as the name gives away, a clock. But it is something to behold when it strikes on the hour, as well as displaying the signs of the zodiac, the equinoxes, and the phases of the moon. It won’t take a lot of time to see it, but make sure that you manage to visit it as it strikes on the hour. It is a popular spot, so it might be best to view it early in the morning or in the evening. It is full of crowds in the day time.
The Charles Bridge is another attraction that is popular, as you guessed it, it is free. You can wander along and see across the river, as well as getting in some good views of the castle. There are statues and pretty architecture along the bridge too. But with it being a popular spot, it is a busy place to be too. So look out for the little stalls, artists, and people with self sticks! Again, if you want this when it is quieter, go there first thing in the morning.
The Royal Route
If you’re in Prague, you can join several tours of the city, by bus or by foot. There is even a few free walking tours that you can join. But if you’re like me and prefer to take your time to stop and see things, then doing a self-guided tour of the Royal Route through Prague, is a must. The Royal Route is a 3 km walk along the path that the Kings of Bohemia took on their way to their coronation. It starts at Obecni Dum at Republiky Square. On the way you will pass famous Prague sights, like the House of the Black Madonna, as well as Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge. So you can tick off a few of these things off your list.