Getting to know Prague
What you can do for free in Prague
- Take a free walking tour
Taking a walking tour is Prague is a good idea for a first day spent there. There are 4 free tour paths that you can go for, alongside a local guide.
- Visit the Old Town Square
You can take in the magical atmosphere of Prague by spending some time in the Old Town Square. You can enjoy observing the locals go about their days, you can take a few moments to admire the street performers and musicians, and you have plenty of restaurants around if you get hungry.
- Take a look at the Astronomical Clock
Stay in the Old Town Square and find the Old Town Hall. On the South side of this magnificent old building, you will find the famous Astronomical Clock. Keep in mind, this is most likely going to be a crowded place.
Top spots to visit
- The Prague Castle
Today, the Prague castle is the official residence of the Czech Republic’s President. It is also one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions and the largest castle complex in the world, which means touring it is going to require quite some time, so don’t plan a lot on the same day.
- Charles Bridge
The many (32 to be specific) old statues on the bridge are what makes it so appealing to visitors, and why it is such a famous spot in Prague. Give it a try!
- The National Museum
The National Museum (Národní Muzeum) in Prague is spread across more locations and houses. Many important collections, with literally millions of items cover all sorts of fields, such as mineralogy, zoology, anthropology, archaeology, arts and music.
Hidden spots to visit
- Colloredo-Mansfeldský Palace
This mesmerizing palace sits across the Charles bridge and it is not very well known. Despite not being very famous, it is still worth a visit, especially because you can enjoy it in peace, since not a lot of people will be there.
- Vrtbovská Zahrada
The baroque garden is filled with beautiful flowers and statues of ancient Roman gods and goddesses. If you climb all the way to the top of the garden, you’ll come face to face with the Prague Castle.
- Strahov Monastery
The Strahov Monastery, the second-oldest monastery in the city, is and impressive spot to visit. The monastery is amazing, but the library within its walls is the main attraction here.
Enjoy the European and Czech cuisine in some of the best restaurants in Prague! Try out the fantastic meals in Blue Wagon, SAVA, Gallery 44, La Veranda, Bellevue and many more.
Recommended time for visiting
You’ll find the most pleasant weather in Prague in late spring and early fall, May, June and September are best for a trip to the Czech capital. If you don’t mind higher temperatures, summer is also a choice; you can visit the city in July and August, Prague’s warmest and statistically driest months. These are also the busiest months. The least crowded months in Prague are January and February, a time when the city might also be covered in beautiful white snow.
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