The Ultimate John Lennon Wall Prague Guide

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If you want to find details of visiting the John Lennon Wall. You’ve come to the right place.

Last year, I decided to visit Prague, also known as the City of a Hundred Spires!

It was such a beautiful place, full of red-roofed buildings, churches, cobbled streets, fairytale castles and the famous Charles Bridge.

I had such a wonderful time, exploring all the little streets and seeing what surprises were around every corner.

I found the ‘old’ area of Prague stunning and being a little bit of a history addict, I felt I could spend a lifetime there.

One of my favourite attractions which I stumbled upon while exploring was the John Lennon Wall. 

It’s a colourfully creative spectacle, covered in Beatles lyrics, symbols of peace and artistic flair.

It started as just a humble wall, down a small street near the Charles Bridge. But since the 1980s, it has transformed into a cult classic of its streets!

After John Lennon was tragically murdered, he became a symbol of pacifism and the Czech youths decided to commemorate him with this wall.

The wall is now a symbol of peace and freedom. Despite numerous attempts to take it down, it doesn’t stay blank for long and the spray cans and marker pens will come back threefold!

It’s really worth checking out if you do find yourself in Prague and so here’s a little guide to tell you all about it.

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How to find the John Lennon Wall in Prague

The Wall is located on Velkopřevorské náměstí – if you can pronounce that!

It is situated across the French Embassy.

You can cross the Charles Bridge and take the stairs down to the lesser quarter and it should be a short walk from there!

What is the best time to visit the John Lennon Wall?

Personally, I love to get to places early.

If you are going to cross the Charles Bridge at sunrise to beat the crowds, make sure you have a little detour to the Wall as well.

That way you can get your photos without any selfie sticks in sight!

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What to do while you’re here

  • Admire the wall-  make sure you have a look at all the cool quotes, lyrics, names and portraits that are layered all over the wall. They’re all in beautiful bright colours which, although different, match perfectly to make the wall stand out.
  • Take pictures- Of course, I would advise asking someone to take it for you. I tried using my selfie stick and had absolutely no joy!
  • Sing- along to The Beatles with the buskers: It is the John Lennon Wall after all! There will be buskers there which add to the atmosphere. Sing along to Hey Jude and get involved!
  • Bring a marker and put your stamp on it! The wall is constantly changing and people from around the world put their mark on it. Why not you?
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How much does it cost to visit the John Lennon Wall? 

Absolutely free! Gratis! Gratuit!

Where did you get your photo taken?

I made a poor attempt to take some snaps with my selfie stick but alas I couldn’t seem to get a good angle. I wanted to get the whole thing in but struggled big time!

Luckily, there was a very friendly local photographer who can take a professional picture of you like the one above.

I think I paid around 7 euros but it is so worth it for a nice souvenir of the visit.

Plus, you get a little personalised envelope with John Lennon stamp to send it home!

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Final Words…

The Lennon wall was my favourite find of my trip and it was definitely worth the visit on my trip there!

Make sure you include it on your itinerary when you’re next in the Czech capital.

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2 thoughts on “The Ultimate John Lennon Wall Prague Guide

  1. Etc says:

    Lennon Wall is under reconstruction, its new look is coming in November
    The Lennon Wall is now under reconstruction which is going to last until November. The owner of the wall, the Order of Malta, together with Prague 1 responds this way to the recent situation of vandalism on the Wall and its surroundings which became unbearable this summer.
    The place should regain its respectable form which is going to be introduced on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution as an open-air gallery reminding the former value of the place and John Lennon as a symbol of Western culture in communist Czechoslovakia before 1989.
    New rules are going to be set for the place. Spraying will be forbidden and keeping messages will be possible only by more sensible material within the potential free zone. Thank you for your understanding and see you in November!

    • Sophie Pearce says:

      Hi Eva, thanks for your comment! I really appreciate you stopping by. I’m sure when it reopens in November it will be great Sophie x

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