Prague Drinking Guide – 10 Of The Best Places To Go

Prague is one of our favorite capital cities in Europe, especially when it comes to drinking! There are plenty of places to have a beverage, or 2, or more in this vibrant city. 

Plus, there are even more options when Summer time comes around! From bars by the waterfront, old town pubs, amazing beer gardens… through to drinks by the pool that aren’t in a hotel!  There’s so many places to discover when you get thirsty.

Yet, in this We Drink Eat Travel blog post… we’ll run through 10 of the best places for drinks in Prague. And, some of them are very surprising!

Dejavu

Location: Jakubská 648/6, Staré Město (Old Town)

If you’re looking for a place to drink with a sleek and chic interior… then head on over to Dejavu. It has a very sophisticated bar area… and is popular for their cocktail happy hours between 6 and 8pm.

Plus, they claim to make REAL cocktails… which makes you wonder what other places are doing! Are they using cheap alcohol than what they say… or maybe the drinks are watered down? Hmmm… interesting to think about when you’re out and about!

Service here is swift, friendly and helpful. Plus, you can pay by credit card if need be.

We didn’t take advantage of the cocktail happy hours and had beer instead. A 330ml bottle of beer will cost around 65 Koruna (about 2.70 Euros / $2.80 USD / 2.25 GBP). 

Chapeau Rouge Bar

Location: Jakubská 2, Staré Město (Old Town)

If you’re looking for a place with cheap beer in Prague, and generally inexpensive drinks… you should go check out Chapeau Rouge. 

This is a huge place which spans over 3 floors. Depending on what time you go, you can simply hang out at the bar areas… or dance away with the DJ in the nightclub section. Or, you can listen to some live music. So, it’s great for variety if you want to stay in the one place.

Plus, there’s also a big throne near the main bar, where you can look over everyone else in the bar… LOL!

Drinks are cheap, with a pint of draught beer about 60 Koruna… and a small one about 40 Koruna.

Be wary though, this bar only accepts cash.

Double Trouble

Location: Melantrichova 970/17, Staré Město (Old Town)

In the heart of Prague Old Town is a place you should check out called, Double Trouble. 

It’s a fun atmosphere, with many groups having fun while we were there.

And here, you can enjoy your drinks at one of the many tables. Otherwise, head on over to the dancefloor… with the different colored lights glittering around the room. And, show off your dance moves when the DJ pumps out music all night long.

For a 330ml bottle of beer, it’ll cost around 79 Koruna. A little more expensive than other places… yet it is a place to party!

So, a travel tip for this place is to remember to bring cash… as they don’t accept cards.

Letna Park

If you saw our blog about 30 Of The Best Free Things To Do In Prague… you will have seen us mention Letna Park. And, not only do we recommend you visit this park… you should stop to have a drink.

Letna Park has a huge beer garden, with plenty of seats. While the range of drinks is small, one of the best things about this place is the amazing views you’ll witness at this park…

When you get a beer here, they’ll put it in a re-usable plastic cup. So, you’ll need to pay a deposit per cup of 50 Koruna (about 2 Euros / $2.10 USD / 1.70 GBP). Just remember to return the cup after you’re done drinking… otherwise you’ll lose the deposit!

Also, another travel tip is to have some cash, as they don’t accept cards.

Gastro Bar 1401

Location: Michalská 970/20, Staré Město

For a bar with a different looking interior, you need to check out the Gastro Bar 1401. While on the outside it may look like a standard bar, once you walk in you’ll see all this…

Now, all of these white things are sticky notes where people have messages on them… and then they get put up around the bar. So, if you want to leave your mark in Prague, write a heartfelt note here!

If you enjoy live music, then you can see and hear it here at this Prague bar.

Also, you can sit outside at the front of the bar at the windows, if you like people watching. Or, you can sit outside in the courtyard areas, to enjoy the warm weather.

A pint of craft beer will cost around 75 Koruna.

Now, we this is one of the best places for drinks in Prague… and it’s not what you probably expect!

Střelecký Island

If you want to hang out at an island in the middle of Prague to enjoy some beverages… then make your way to Střelecký Island. We went here several times during our time in Prague… as the views are great, and it has a relaxing laidback environment.

They often hold various events and festivals here, especially in Summer. And, if there aren’t any events on… then there are usually some food and drink stands to help fill your belly, or quench your thirst. 

Plus, there are some great views of Prague for some fond memories.

Manifesto Market Anděl

Location: Ostrovského 34, Anděl

If you want to hang out in a cool and trendy environment by a pool… head on over the Manifesto Market in Andel. There are many food stalls, and places selling drinks to quench your thirst. 

Plus, on certain days during the week they host food and drink events, parties… as well as other entertainment, such as stand-up comedy.

And, one of the other main drawcards to this place is… you can sit by the pool chilling out, enjoying your beverages. No, you don’t have to pay to enter Manifesto. Yet, the drinks are slightly more expensive than others we’ve been to.

For example, as there are many stalls, prices vary. Yet, a big beer can cost around 70 Koruna. Maybe you’re paying for the privilege of being poolside!

Skautský Institut v Rybárně

Location: U Sovových mlýnů 134/1, Malá Strana

Now, this is a different type of place to have a drink in Prague. The Skautský institut v Rybárně is like a community-type centre. Yet, before you think about giving it the flick… read on.

So, as we were walking by the waterfront near Kampa Park… we saw lots of people having drinks. Thus, the beer was calling us to come in.

Now, you can enter this place via the waterfront like we did… or as you’re walking through Kampa Park. We have to admit, we wouldn’t have given it a thought strolling past it via the Park… because it doesn’t look anything special at front.

Yet, we recommend you sit by the waterfront area… either at the wooden tables and chairs. Otherwise, there are seats along the path where you can take your drinks… and get views like this.

Beers are cheap, with a big one costing about 47 Koruna. Plus, they accept credit card here.

So, be wary that if they run out of glasses… they’ll give you one of those re-usable plastic cups. And, similar to Letna Park, you’ll need to pay a deposit… which is refundable when you return it.

Now, next on our list of best places to go for drinks in Prague… is one that you must do!

Check Out One of the Many Festivals

When we were in Prague during Summer, it was surprising to see that there were HEAPS of festivals… especially on the weekends. So, if you’re a foodie, beer or wine lover… then you’ll be busy every weekend eating and drinking!

Yet, you should go out and enjoy the atmosphere. Plus, at most of the festivals are food stalls… and some will have live bands playing, or DJ with music blaring.

Now, here’s a travel tip, while most of the festivals are free to enter… you may need to pay for a beer or wine glass, which may cost around 100 Koruna each (about 4 Euros / $4.20 USD / 3.40 GBP).

Usually you can find out beforehand if you’ll need to pay for glass to enjoy the beverages… via the festival website or their Facebook page. And, while many of them will be in Czech language… we simply used Google translate to help us understand the festival details.

One of our favorite festival locations was surprisingly… beside the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in the area of Karlin, in Prague!

 (A)void

Location: Náplavka č.11, Nové Město

When you’re strolling along the waterfront in the New Town area… you’ll notice some funky looking bar cafes with huge glass doors like this…

We stopped at one by the name of, (A)void to have a few brews. And, we got there at the right time to grab a couple of the deck chairs. It was relaxing to people watch, while drinking and chilling out on the deck chairs.

They have a variety of drinks to choose from. And, for a big draught beer it’ll cost around 50 Koruna.

So, there are 10 very different, but some of the best places to go for drinks in Prague. From laidback atmospheres, by the waterfront, in a pumping club… through to beer gardens with incredible views. 

There’s sure to be many places you’ll love to have drinks, while you’re discovering Prague.

What were your favorite Prague bars or places to drink? And, what did you like about them?

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Your Ultimate Guide On The Best Food In Belgrade

Being slow travelers, we were taking our time going through the Balkan region. And, certain circumstances “forced” us to visit countries in this area. Yet, this actually became a blessing in disguise… as we were able to explore and discover some amazing new destinations.

So, when we were in Belgrade, Serbia, we spent almost 3 months there. And, this gave us the opportunity to take our time to immerse ourselves in a new place. 

Plus, one of the most important things for us when we travel… is to try lots of different foods and drinks. And, that of course is what we did in Belgrade.

So, in this We Drink Eat Travel blog, we’ll run through some of the best food in Belgrade… from fast food through to upmarket dining. Sit back, relax with a brew, and enjoy! Oh, and by the way, if you start to get hungry while reading this… we take full responsibility, ha ha!

Bureks in Belgrade

Now, to start off, those of you who follow us on our travels know that we love our bureks! And, when we were in Belgrade we of course tried LOTS. Whether it was in the city centre or in the outer areas while we were exploring… we would always seek out places to grab a burek

And, having eaten probably hundreds of bureks on our travels… we’d say that we are professional burek critics now! 

Now, having bureks for breakfast is common for the Serbians, along with a yogurt. And, with so many bakeries around you’ll be spoilt for choice. The most common are cheese bureks or meat. Yet, depending on where you go, there’ll be other varieties like… spinach and cheese, potato, or even pizza burek! 

Yet, one of the best bureks we had was at a place called, Panini. For a big, thick slice of burek pie filled with delicious salty cheese… it only cost 110 Dinar (about USD $0.95 / 1 EUR / 0.75 GBP). This is ridiculously cheap!

Plus, the ladies who would serve us were friendly and lovely. Now, this bakery is out of the city centre, yet if you’re in the area you MUST get a burek here.

You can find Panini on Vojvode Stepe, Voždovac.

So, just in case you can’t get out to Panini… there are hundreds of bakeries that will satisfy your burek cravings. Yet, if you want some of the best food in Belgrade for savory and sweet treats, head on over to this place…

Pekara Trpković for Sweet and Savory Treats

We did mention one of the best places before to get a burek was at Panini. Yet, if you’re looking for a place in the city centre… we must give an honorable mention to this bakery, Pekara Trpković. 

Although we found that their bureks were incredibly flavorsome, they are oily. They pack them in aluminium foil, but be careful… as it can get messy with oil seeping through, dripping all over your hands or clothes. Yes, we have first-hand experience with that happening!

This popular bakery seems like it’s always busy… with a line of people each time we’ve been, or have seen when we pass by it. But then again, it’s tiny inside and you won’t be able to sit down. Although, there are tables out the front for standing only.

Yet, while you’re waiting in line, you’ll drool over the food in the window. 

And, not only do they have a variety of different bureks… they offer a huge assortment of other savory and sweet delights you’ll love.

So, a travel tip when you’re going to Trpković bakery… There is one line for people who want bureks, and another line for people who don’t want bureks. And, more often than not… the line with the most people are those who want bureks.

Tradtional Serbian Food from a Restaurant with No Name

After we went to see the Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan Park complex… we had a craving for some ajvar and beer! And, at the Southern point of the large Kalemegdan Park…  you can walk a few hundred metres, to have some traditional Serbian food.

Yet, this place which claims to be the oldest restaurant in Belgrade, in a building over 200 years old… doesn’t really have a name. And, one of the significant features of this restaurant, is the question mark that sits above the doorway…

So, the story is that the owner of the restaurant at the time wanted to call it a certain name… which would have affiliations with a church. Yet, it’s said that the church would not allow their name to have links to a tavern. Then, there was a great debate.

Thus, while all this conflict was happening, a question mark sign was put above the entrance. And to this day, it’s still known at the Question Mark. Or in Serbian language, Znak Pitanja.

This place produces some of the best food in Belgrade… using 200 year old recipes that have been passed onto generations. Not only is the food tasty, the prices are reasonable for such an historic place. 

You can find the Question Mark restaurant at, Kralja Petra 6.

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Upmarket Dining on Traditional Serbian Food in Belgrade

If you’re wanting to have traditional Serbian food, while taking it up a notch… then head on over to Restoran Kovač.

This restaurant is more fine dining, in comparison to the Question Mark tavern, and bigger. It caters for the solo diner, to couples, through to families. Plus, there are different sections inside the restaurant, as well as an alfresco area. 

Yet, on this occasion, we chose to sit inside the section with the fancy interior. And here, the tables are layered with pristine white placemats… with the silver cutlery perfectly laid out. The lights are covered by elegant lampshades, to provide some calming mood lighting. 

The menu is extensive, and they have a large wine cellar that you can peruse… to find some matching wines for your dishes.

Now, there is something you should know about Restoran Kovač…

Depending on when you go, there may be live music! When we were there on a Saturday night, there was a 4-piece roving band. So, if you have any requests… they’ll come to your table to play their instruments and sing… loudly. 

Now, we’ve heard that you’ll need to give them a healthy tip to play at your table. 

Yet, if you’re thinking about requesting music from legendary bands like Bon Jovi… then unfortunately you’ll be disappointed! Nope, this is traditional Serbian music. So, needless to say, we didn’t have any requests!

Plus, when they were performing at the table, other guests in the restaurant would sing a long too. So, try some traditional food, with a unique Serbian atmosphere at Restoran Kovač.

You can find this restaurant in Belgrade at, Bulevar Oslobođenja 221.

If you want some of the best food in Belgrade that ISN’T traditional, then go to this place…

Pizza in Belgrade

Now, when you’re in Belgrade and craving a pizza, there are plenty of options. Thus, it was hard to narrow it down to one place. Yet, in this travel blog we’ll mention one of our top  recommendations for pizza in Belgrade. Then, we’ll do another blog about top places for pizza in Belgrade… as you’ll want to know about that!

So, if you want “to die for pizza,” head on over to… Mama Shelter.

This is a great place if you want a vibrant atmosphere from day through to night. As it’s part of a hotel, there are lots of different people who go to this restaurant. And, there’s lots to choose from at Mama Shelter’s menu.

Yet, after seeing all the mouth-watering dishes we could have… we had to try their Black Truffle pizza. Now, this maybe seasonal so if they don’t have it – SORRY, you miss out! We also got the Margherita pizza too. 

And, oh my goodness, they were both so gourmet… especially the black truffle pizza. Their pizzas are wood-fired, which adds to the delicious flavor.

You can find Mama Shelter in the Rajiceva Shopping Center, at Kneza Mihaila 54A.

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All You Can Eat in Belgrade

It’s said that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. So, one day we took this to heart… and made the most of this essential meal by going to a buffet restaurant. Plus, we thought that if we were going to go all out, we’d do it in style.

So, we went to the Two Kings Restaurant at the Hilton Belgrade Hotel.

There is plenty to choose from, including local dishes. You will NOT leave hungry. And if you do, you haven’t eaten enough!

So, if you’re looking for a place that has the best breakfast in Belgrade… for an all you can eat buffet, in an upmarket environment, then head on over to the Two Kings Restaurant.

The price per person is 2,180 Dinar (about USD $18.80 / 18.50 Euro / 15.70 GBP). Now, you have to agree, this is extremely cheap!

You can find this restaurant in the Hilton Belgrade Hotel at, Kralja Milutina 35.

Ravishing Red Spread

We weren’t sure what to title this scrumptious food. Yet, even though we had LOTs of this in Belgrade… it wasn’t our first encounter with this amazingly delicious food. 

There are versions of it around the Balkans, and it was surprising to me… that it became one of Paul’s favorite “spreads.” And, what we’re talking about is, Ayvar.

Yes, this flavorsome Balkan delight is a dish we LOVE. We had it on toast, in wraps, or even on its own. Plus, if you want a kick to your Ayvar, there’s also a spicy version too.

You’ll find it almost every menu in Belgrade restaurants serving traditional food.

Now, some of the best food in Belgrade isn’t Serbian food! And, if you happen to have a craving for some homemade Asian noodles… we can recommend a great restaurant.

Flock to the Wok in Belgrade

Having been traveling around the Balkans for over a year… we did miss some of the yummy food we could easily get back home in Melbourne, Australia. Yet, what we did discover, is that when it comes to food in Belgrade… it’s surprisingly multicultural. 

And, when we found out that there was a place that did hand pulled noodles… we were out the door in a flash!

While you’re waiting for your meals to arrive… you can watch the chef make your noodles. He’s quick and makes it look effortless. It’s an amazing skill that one day we will have to try for ourselves. We’re sure that many attempts will be needed before we even make something decent!

So, a place that we recommend you check out for hand pulled noodles is, YXlanzh d.o.o. 

You can find this restaurant in Belgrade a stone’s throw away from the popular farmer’s market, Zeleni venac. The address of YXlanzh d.o.o. is, RS Београд, Jug Bogdanova 6.

Beautiful Balls of Love

Many of the locals in Belgrade that we spoke to… were describing some doughy balls that we should try. They said that there are lots of different types of balls from savory to sweet. And, the balls that they’re talking about is called, knodle.

You’ll find versions of knodle throughout the Balkans, as well as in other parts of Europe.

So, the place where we recommend you try knodle is at Ferdinand Knedle. 

And, if you’re unsure about if you should try one… once you see the display cabinet full of colorful, flavorsome dough balls, you’ll want to try one or more.

There are plenty of options to choose from including… the sweet delights of caramel wth Belgian milk chocolate… through to wild strawberry and white chocolate, or dark chocolate with orange.

And, if you prefer savory, then choices include… spinach and mozzarella, mushrooms with truffle and smokey chicken.

So, one knodle will cost between 110 RSD to 200 RSD. We recommend that you try both savory and sweet ones. It was surprising for me because as a sweet tooth… I actually preferred the savory variety, out of the ones that we tried anyway.

Even so, the flavors are strong and varied, with a choice to suit all tastes. Gee, imagine trying ALL the different flavors… you’d be all balled out!

There are several outlets of Ferdinand Knedle in Belgrade. Yet, the one that we went to was close to Republic Square at, Cara Lazara 19.

Cevapi

As we’re vegetarians, we won’t be eating this traditional Serbian food of cevapi. Yet, as it’s so popular we’ve put it in our travel blog… and our Serbian friends would be shocked if we didn’t!

And, if you love sausages let alone meat, then you must try cevapi when in Belgrade. This sausage is made of minced meat, usually pork and or beef… mixed with some herbs and spices, then grilled over a hot flame to give it that charcoal flavor.

Have them on their own, dunk them in ajvar, served with fries… or quite often the cevapi are eaten in flatbread with some cheese.

There are HEAPS of places in Belgrade that will serve up this popular dish. So you won’t have any problems finding somewhere. You might have problems though, with not being able to stop eating them. Ha, ha, ha!

Oh, here’s something interesting to hear from our Serbian friends and other locals… they mentioned to us that some of the best cevapi is in, Sarajevo! So, check that out if you go to Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

A Belly Full in Belgrade, Serbia

There you have it, our thoughts on the best food in Belgrade!

And, while the local traditional Serbian cuisine is delicious… sometimes we did crave other tastes and flavors. It was a pleasant surprise to see how multicultural this capital city is when it comes to food.

So, when you explore Belgrade, you will be spoilt for choices. And, for those who are budget conscious… there are many options. Yet, if you want to dine in an upmarket environment, then there are lots of choices too.

Whatever you decide to eat, enjoy your foodie experiences on your travels!

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30 Awesome Free Things To Do In Prague, Czech Republic

One of our new favorite capital cities is the beautiful capital of Czech Republic, Prague. The historical centre of this city, made it onto the UNESCO World Heritage Sites listing in 1992.

And, once you see this amazing city, which is said to have a history of over 1,000 years… you’ll be awestruck at the architecture, food and cultural delights it offers. Plus, one of the iconic features of Prague… are the many colorful buildings that line the streets.

What’s more, you must come around the Summer season… as there are so many festivals, exhibits, and things to do. You will never get bored in Prague!

And, while Prague is part of the European Union, it can get expensive. So, the great news is, you can enjoy many amazing attractions and sites Prague has to offer… WITHOUT costing anything.

So, in this We Drink Eat Travel blog post… we’ll run through 30 amazing free things to do in Prague.

Let’s get started with…

Prague Castle

One of the most popular attractions you’ll most likely have at the top of your list is… to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed, Prague Castle. The great thing is, you don’t need to pay an entrance fee to see this ancient castle… which is said to have been founded in the 9th Century.

So, you could spend hours taking your time, looking at all the incredible historic buildings, gardens, and the complex… as it covers an area of about 70,000 m²!

Now, while you’re at Prague Castle, time your visit to see this…

Changing of the Guard

If you want to see some fanfare with the Changing of the Guard… head on over to the main courtyard at Prague Castle. Yet, make sure you go there at 12 midday, as this is when the full procession happens… where it includes a band. Good luck if you can get one of the guards to crack a smile or laugh!

Charles Bridge

We got up early a couple of times, so that we could walk across Charles Bridge and admire the views… without having hoards of tourists around. 

Each time, we got to this historical 14th century bridge by around 8am. While we didn’t have the entire Charles Bridge to ourselves… we were still able to get some great photos without anyone in them, or with far less people.

Střelecký Island

There’s so much to do in the beautiful city of Prague. And, when you spend time in the Old Town and surrounding area… you’ll discover that it does get super busy with lots of tourists. 

Yet, if you want to escape the hustle and bustle, while still being close to the city centre… then head on over to Střelecký Island. Yep, that’s right, an “island.”

This is a great place to relax amongst the trees, watching the world go by. It’s great to hang out by the water with breathtaking views… watching people trying to steer the peddle boats on the Vltava River. Oh, and you may have an encounter with some giant rats!

Now, next on our list of amazing free things to do in Prague is this…

The Prague Astronomical Clock

Every hour between the hours of 9.00 am to 11.00 pm, not only does the Prague Astronomical Clock chime the hours… a little theatrical display happens. Now, you have to remember that this clock was built in the early 1400’s. So, it was ingenious back then.

Yet, while you’re in the Old Town… seeing the Twelve Apostles do their procession in the medieval clock tower is quaint. And, for one of the oldest working astronomical clocks in the world… we’re lucky that we can witness it for free.

Letna Park

There are so many vantage points around Prague, to get incredible views of this capital city. Yet, if you’re after some breathtaking views, especially of the bridges lined up one after the other… then you must go to Letna Park.

While there are other sites to see such as the Metronome and Hanavský Pavilion… one of the main reasons we went there was to see views like this…

Be Awestruck at the National Museum 

Throughout the year… there are days when the magnificent National Museum opens to the public for free. That’s right, you can see inside this incredible building and not pay anything. And, you could literally spend hours in here, as there are many different exhibits to look at.

Now, here’s a travel tip… On the free open days, make sure you get there at least 30 minutes BEFORE the museum opens. Because if you get there just before opening, you’ll have to queue up with LOTS of other visitors. And, this is NOT a great use of your time, especially if you only have a short amount of time in Prague… as there’s plenty to do.

Next on our list of free things to do in Prague, is this little wonder…

See the Narrowest Street in Prague

This street, which can be found in Mala Strana near Ulicka Lužického semináře 24… is only about 50cm wide. Yet, one of the cool things about this narrow street is… it has pedestrian lights at either end of it!

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Petrin Hill

If you want to relax amongst the greenery to see amazing views of Prague… or even to see some historic landmarks, then head on over to Petrin Hill. While you’re at Petrin… you can see old fortifications, monuments, churches, gardens and more. Or, you can simply relax and take in the wonderful views.

See the Many Moving Monuments

Prague is a very old city, of which it had many various rulers including… the Celtics, Germans, Romans and Austro-Hungarians. And, as you could imagine, there were many battles that took place over the centuries… as well as revolutions, and other significant events.

So, it’s no surprise that there are many monuments erected around the city… in honor of the people who helped shape Prague and the Czech Republic. Here are some of the monuments you can see…

Now, next on our list of free things to do in Prague, is something we’d say most tourists don’t see… yet, you should!

Vyšehrad

About 3km South-east of Prague Castle, is the 10th Century Vyšehrad complex… which we highly recommend you make the time to see. It is far less busy than Prague Castle. Yet, it does have its own charm and beauty.

Not only can you see different amazing views over Prague… when you stroll around the complex you can see the incredible Gothic St Peter and St Paul Church. Plus, there is a remarkable cemetery, beautifully manicured gardens… as well as one of the oldest buildings in Prague, the Rotunda St Martin. 

Dancing House

While there are so many ancient architectural delights to see in Prague… a more modern building that is popular to see is the Dancing House.

This building, built in the 1990’s… was inspired by the infamous, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. And, when you look at the front of the building, the two towers resemble a dancing couple.

Take Advantage of the Free Open Days

When you’re in Prague, there are many museums, cultural and historical sites to see. Yet, many of them you will need to pay to see… or they are generally not open for the public to view.

Even so, make sure you keep an eye out for open days throughout the year. And, many of them happen during the Summer season… where places will open without an entrance fee. 

For example, while we were in Prague, there was an open day for Waldstein Palace (Wallenstein Palace)… which now houses the Czech Republic Senate. And, it was free to get in. The surroundings were elaborate… with its perfectly manicured gardens, ornate buildings, and grand statues.

Speaking of statues…

See the Many Quirky Statues of Prague

When you’re strolling around Prague, you’ll come across some weird and wonderful statues. And, one of the talents behind some of these quirky statues is, David Cerny. So, one of his most infamous statues is of the giant crawling babies in Kampa Park…

And, other statues that you may come across include these…

Next up on our list of free things to do in Prague is to go here…

Old Town Square

This 12th Century Old Town Square is one of the most important squares in Prague. And, as you do a 360-degree twirl in the square, it’s such a beautiful and colouful display. Here, you’ll see many significant buildings. And, these include The House at the Minute, the Old Town Hall, Kinsky Palace… as well as the Astronomical Clock, and St Nicholas Church. 

Lennon Wall

For another colorful display with a difference, head on over to Lennon Wall. Originally, this was known as the Wailing Wall… where people would pour out their anger and frustrations, during the Communist era. 

Yet, nowadays, what you’ll see is an area with lots of graffiti… where it symbolises freedom, love, peace and resilience.

Marvel at the Incredible Churches

If you love seeing amazing churches and their incredible architecture… then you’ll be spoilt in Prague. From Gothic, to Romanesque to Baroque styles, dating back to the 10th Century… you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the Prague churches

Next on our list of free things to do relates to a particular church in Prague. Yet, there’s something unique about it…

Witness the Largest Glass Clock in the Czech Republic

The suburb of Vinohrady is a diverse and fun suburb in Prague. Now, while the Astronomical Clock has boasts old-world charm… in Vinohrady you can see the largest glass clock face in all of the Czech Republic. 

Spanning 7.6m in diameter, the clock face was built within a 42m high tower… and forms part of the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord.

Discover a Little Bit of Venice in Prague

Nearby Kampa Park and Charles Bridge is a man-made waterway by the name of, Devil’s Stream. Yet, it’s also referred to as, ‘the Prague Venice.”

And, it does somewhat have a resemblance to its namesake… with the tall colorful buildings on either side. What do you think?

Now, the main reason for building this canal, was to provide water for the mills. And, one of them which still exists today is the Grand Priory Mill… which has a hobgoblin type character in front of it!

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square, originally built in the 1300’s is a popular area in Prague city. It spans a length of about 750m, a width of about 60m in the upper square… and about 48m wide in the bottom section of the square. 

Surrounding Wenceslas Square are lots of shops, eateries, and hotels… to name a few establishments. And, dominating the area is the Statue of Saint Wenceslas… along with the grand National Museum at one end.

Do what the royals did, with the next attraction on our list of free things to do in Prague…

The Powder Tower

This majestic tower was built in the mid 1400’s… where it’s main purpose was as a gunpowder store, hence its name. Yet, this commanding tower with such intricate detail, was also used as an entrance… for the start of the Royal Route to the Prague Castle complex.

Discover an Ancient Fresh Market in the City Centre

Havelský Market is the only preserved market in Prague’s Old Town area… dating back to 1232. And here, there are many stalls selling items including fresh fruit, vegetables, household items… through to fresh flowers, toys, jewelry, and souvenirs. 

See the Biggest Head in Prague

If you enjoy seeing art and culture with a difference… then go see the Franz Kafka head. This massive head, weighing in at around 40 tons… is made up of 42 stainless steel layers. And, not only is this head huge, it rotates! Well, at least that’s what we’re led to believe. 

Unfortunately, when we were there, Franz’s head didn’t rotate. We’re not sure if we didn’t get there at the right time, or it just wasn’t functioning. So, we hope that when you see it, the head rotates… as it looks great on the videos we’ve seen!

Gawk at the Amazing Architecture

When walking around Prague, it exudes beauty all around wherever you look. Even when outside of the Old Town… there’s so many wonderful buildings to look at. From the bright and colorful, through to intricate detail on the inside and outside… there are so many magnificent buildings to photograph and admire when in Prague.

Prague is such a liveable city, and in Summer time there’s plenty to do! So, next on our list of free things to do in Prague, is something you can experience regularly…

Enjoy the Vibrancy at One of the Many Festivals and Events

It had been a very long time since we first went to Prague. Yet, on this trip it was surprising to discover the number of festivals that were held here. It felt like that every weekend there was a new and interesting festival that would pop up.

Now, while lots of them would be food or drink festivals… some also included arts, cultural and crafts events. Sometimes there’d be live bands too, of which you didn’t have to pay a fee to listen to. So many festivals to choose from all over Prague, it’s great!

National Memorial on Vítkov Hill

To see an important landmark in Czech’s history, head on over to Vitkov Hill. Here on display is the National Memorial, built in the late 1920’s… in honour of the Czech legionnaires. Plus, it features the “one-eyed” military leader Jan Zizka… who was triumphant in many demanding battles, including at Vitkov Hill.

And, it’s this statue that is one of the biggest bronze equestrian statues in the world! Plus, while you’re there, you can see magnificent views over Prague again… yet, from a different perspective.

Chill Out at One of the Many Beautiful Parks

One of the great things about Prague is that there are plenty of parks to relax in. And, it’s particularly lovely when it’s hot, as you can sit under the shade of the trees… hopefully with a cool breeze flowing through. So, surround yourself with nature at parks such as these…

Next on our list of free things to do in Prague, is something you may not have thought about doing…

Prague Station

If you’re planning on doing some day trips from Prague… then you may end up starting your journey at Prague’s Main Station (Praha hlavní nádraží). Yet, even if you’re not planning any trips from here, we recommend you go see it, and here’s why…

While this station dates back to the 1870’s… over its history it has undergone several renovations. And, while it may be a bustling transport hub… you need to see inside the station as it looks amazing. You’ll be able to see some original features of Prague’s Main Station… including the massive dome, and the intricate stained-glass windows.

Stroll Along the Waterfront of the Vltava River

The Vltava River is the longest in the Czech Republic, spanning a distance of over 430km. And, as it passes through Prague, why not enjoy a stroll along the waterfront. Not only can you see people rowing down the river, or having a go at the pedal boats… you may hear blaring music, and see lots of happy revellers on the party boats!

Zizkov TV Tower

Remember the giant crawling babies we were mentioning earlier? Well, if you head on out to the suburb of Zizkov… you can see them crawling hundreds of metres up in the air, on the tallest building in Prague city! And, the landmark we’re talking about is, the Zizkov Television Tower. 

It’s said that the babies were put there temporarily. Yet, due to their popularity… the giant babies became a permanent fixture of the TV Tower. You have to admit, they are damn cute!

Wow, so there you have it… 30 free things to do in Prague, Czech Republic! 

There’s so much to do in beautiful Prague, and you could never get bored. From witnessing incredible ancient architecture, to relaxing in the beautiful parks… through to enjoying a buzzing atmosphere at the many festivals.

There is something for everyone to experience for free… which is great if you’re on a strict budget. We loved our time in Prague and in the Czech Republic, and we hope you do too.

What’s on your list for the top things to see in Prague? And, if you’ve already been, what were your favorite free things that you did?

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