Beneficial Brick

Beneficial Brick

Welcome to the largest street-art project in the world. You’ll find this organisation in many of the larger towns and cities in the Czech Republic not just in Prague. They have various locations in Prague but their most well-known point is on Na Prikope at the bottom of Wenceslas Square.

prague beneficial brick painted bricks with national flags and assorted text
Beneficial Brick – Some ideas for painting bricks, can you see the one in the middle (from 2016)

What Do They Do?

Beneficial Brick is an NGO dedicated to improving the lives of people with special needs. It covers a wide range of activities but there is a focus on supporting adapted secure accommodation and integrating people into a workplace environment (like Cafe Martin). Running since 1999, more than a quarter of a million people have bought bricks enabling more than 1.3 Million Euros to be invested in various projects.

two men and a woman with paint splattered aprons
Prague Beneficial Brick Volunteers

How Does It Work?

From May until September (24 hours a day) you simply wander over to the stand and buy a brick. The price at the time of writing was CZK180 (or if you are not in any way artistically inclined you could just buy a shoulder “good karma” bag). Then you can write on the brick and paint it however you want within reason, remember kids can see these. When finished it’ll be put painted side up for people to see and eventually become recycled for use in building projects around the country. If you don’t want to buy an actual brick but you do want to support the cause then checkout the Beneficial eBrick option and donate online.

Something Related or a Few Minutes Away

Prague Streets – Na Příkopě

Prague Streets – Hybernska

Attraction – Powder Gate

Attraction – Municipal House

Services – Hamleys Toy Shop

Services – Palladium Shopping Centre

Festivals – Three Kings

Art/Culture – Estates Theatre

Art/Culture – Hybernia Theatre

Districts – Republic Square

Districts – Wenceslas Square

My Own Guided Tours – Cheaper Than You Think!

prague tour guide jason next to the vltava river
“Like being shown around by a knowledgeable friend” – Trip Advisor Review

Some Random Things to Do and See in Prague