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City Guide: Prague

Some visitors worry that Prague is becoming more expensive due to its recent popularity, which has made it one of the top 10 most visited cities in Europe. But seeing Prague’s diverse architecture, strolling along the Charles Bridge, seeing the John Lennon Wall and wandering around the Jewish Quarter and Old Town won’t cost you a penny -- plus, there are some lesser known attractions that won’t break the bank either. 

Here are some of our favorites: 

  • Free walking tour: This is a free three-hour city tour (you’ll need to pre-book) that starts at the Old Town Square in front of Starbucks at 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. (tipping is encouraged).
  • Prague Castle: An 1100-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site that was documented as the largest ancient castle in the world by the Guinness World Records. Entrance to the grounds and gardens is free, but visits to the castle start from about $13 per person.
  • St Vitus Cathedral: Filling the skyline of Prague with its spires, this cathedral is in the main grounds of Prague Castle. One of its main draws is the clock tower’s mix of Gothic and Baroque styles.
  • The Museum of Decorative Arts: Free every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., this museum in the Jewish Quarter has a collection of medieval and Renaissance decorative arts such as glassware, ceramics and metal objects, mainly from the surrounding Bohemian area.
  • Churches: The St. Nicholas Church in the Old Town and the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana are both free to enter.

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Martin

Deal Expert, Manchester
Monday, August 27, 2012
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