If you’re looking for a cheap city break then Prague is the city for you. During our European Interrail trip, we spent 3 days exploring, drinking beer and immersing ourselves in the culture of this beautiful city. Over these three days, here are Our Favourite Activities in Prague!
Free Walking Tour
Arriving in a new city can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where the city centre is, or what the best attractions are. We have found that a good place to start is with a free walking tour. There are normally many of these in every city and you can either pre-book online or turn up on the day.
Free Walking Tours are a great way to learn about the city and find out what the a local thinks are the best attractions. They are also perfect for finding out where the cheapest places for food and drink, avoiding any tourist traps around the city. Once you’ve got your bearings of the city it makes it a lot easier to plan your trip.
Old Town Square
Old Town Square is surrounded by restaurants and bars. By day and by night it is crowded with tourists taking in the buzzing atmosphere. The Prague Astronomical Clock and the Hogwarts turrets of the Cerkev Marige building are cracking photo opportunities. However, this is definitely the area to avoid buying food and drink if you are on a budget, as it will be three times the price of going elsewhere.
Linking Prague Castle and Old Town Prague, is the historic Charles Bridge. Lined with markets, painters and tourists taking photographs, this bridge is possibly one of the busiest areas in Prague. It dates back to the 13th century and since that time has unfortunately suffered many disasters including a flood in 1342. This has since been restored and makes another stunning photo opportunity.
Prague Castle is one of the city’s main attractions, dating back to the 9th century. Similar to the city of Prague itself, the castle has various architectural styles to the buildings. It is 50 CZK per person (which works out to be £1.73 or €1.94) and well worth a visit, even if you just climb up to take in the stunning panoramic views of the city from the top.
There are two permanent markets outdoor markets in Prague and many weekly farmer or flea markets. All of these markets are perfect for a morning stroll, drinking in the atmosphere as the locals head off to work. At Easter and Christmas the number of markets soar, giving you plenty of choice of where to go.
Swim in the River
The perfect way to cool off no matter where you are, is a swim in a river. We were lucky to be camping right on River Vltava which was perfect for a morning swim or an afternoon cool off. Some areas of the river even provide opportunities for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding if you’re brave enough!
If you’re a fan of beer then you might find that this is all you drink in Prague as it is cheaper by litre than any other drink, including water in some places. It is mainly sold in mass’ of 0.5l and 1L. Make sure you look out for happy hours as this will save you even more money!
Hany Bany was a favourite of ours, selling 1L for the same price as 0.5L between 3pm-4pm. In the GBP, this equates to just £1!! We were amazed and very, very happy. So happy that during a meet up with some friends, we ended up staying for 8 hours.. Oops!
Original Prague Beer Spa
As if the cheap beer isn’t good enough, the Original Prague Beer Spa is the best way to chill out at the end of your trip. Relaxing in a bath of beer with unlimited beer on tap by your side, what better way to finish your trip. We have dedicated a whole blog to this place as we loved it so much, which you can read all about right here.
If we haven’t convinced you then I don’t know what else to say. We absolutely loved our time in this city and will definitely be taking a trip back. If you are heading here soon then buy us a drink and we will meet you there!
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