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It wasn’t too long ago that Prague was heralded as one of the cheapest cities to visit. Today, that has all changed. Prague is more popular than ever and while prices aren’t what they used to be, you can still find plenty of free things to see and do here.

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Museums

National Gallery: This museum’s collection spans an impressive time period, from medieval to contemporary. It’s free to enter any of the eight venues from 3-8pm on the first Wednesday of the month. For traditional and medieval art, check out the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia and for something more contemporary, try the Veletrzni Palace.

  • Czech Museum of Music is free from 2-6pm on the first Thursday of the month
  • Museum of Decorative Arts is free Tuesdays from 5-7pm
  • Kampa Museum is free on the first Wednesday of the month

Parks and Gardens

Wallenstein Gardens: These gorgeous 17th century gardens, just tucked behind Wallenstein Palace are completely free to visit and are a welcome calm away from the busy streets of Mala Strana, Prague’s Old Town. There are some other gardens in central Prague that are also free to visit and shouldn’t be missed including the Palace Garden just beneath the Prague Castle and the Vrtbov Garden, also in Mala Strana.

Jewish Cemetery: Although a bit morbid, the Jewish Cemetery in Vinohrady has become a sort of pilgrimage sight for literary fans as it’s where you’ll find the grave of Franz Kafka, the most famous Czech writer. To find it, enter following the main avenue east and then taking a right at row 21.

Petrin Hill: Perhaps one of the best places in Prague to get a city view of the Old Town Square, Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. The Rose Park is not to be missed in summer.

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Walking tours

Want to get acquainted with Prague but aren’t willing to dish out for a Hop On, Hop Off bus pass? Join Free Prague Tours who offer free walking tours of both the left and the right banks of the river. Of course, tips are highly encouraged. The tours leave from the Old Town Square at both 10:30am and 2pm daily (rain or shine).

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Been to Prague? What was your favourite thing about the city? 

Imgs: Paul Phung, inspiredvision / Flickr cc.

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