5 freebies in Prague

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    Prague is a vibrant city, with a lively nightlife that attracts lots of young tourists. But while cafes, busy streets and good beer draw plenty of visitors, among the most beautiful and appealing attractions in this trendy capital are its historic and cultural sites, in the Old Town, in churches and castles dating back centuries. And many of them can be enjoyed for free. Here are five suggestions.

    Dating to the Middle Ages, the Old Town Square is located in the heart of Prague. Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings -- including a tower and churches -- date to the 12th century. Notable sites include the Orloj or Astronomical Clock, dating to 1410, which includes solar and lunar positions, a monthly calendar and a tableau of figures that move on the hour, as well as a statue of church reformer Jan Hus, erected in 1915, 500 years after his death. Tour guides offer their services in the square for free -- though they hope for a tip at the end.

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