Prague markets A-Z:
The most famous Prague markets are the Christmas
markets and Easter
markets, when the city centre fills with festive delights and traditional wares.
Aside from this, Prague also has two permanent markets and a flea market, which operate all year round.
Two permanent markets in Prague are open all year round. One is at Havelske Trziste in the city centre, the other is at Prazska Trznice in Holešovice in Prague 7, a metro or tram ride from the centre.
There is also a flea market by the river.
In addition, street vendors selling paintings and arts and crafts set up on Charles Bridge
and along some stretches of the river (notably by Rudolfinum
), and often at the Old Town Square
and at Republic Square.
The main Christmas markets
and Easter markets
take place at the Old Town Square
and Wenceslas Square
trziste (Havel's market)
Havelska Street, Prague 1. Metro: Mustek
(line A or B).
Opening times: Daily, all year round 09:00-18:00.
Havelske Trziste is the city centre's permanent market. It is popular both with locals and tourists, selling fruit and vegetables,
flowers, arts and crafts, leather goods, wooden
toys, ceramics and tourist souvenirs.
Havelske Trziste is located just off Melantrichova Street, a pedestrian route linking Wenceslas Square to the Old Town Square, a few minutes walk from both squares.
Prague flea market River embankment, near Palackeho náměstí, Prague 2.
Metro: Karlovo náměstí
(line B, exit Palackeho náměstí).
Trams: 3,7,16,17,21 (Výtoň or Palackeho náměstí stops).
Opening times: Every second Saturday in the month, all year round 09:00-16:00.
The Prague flea market attracts Czech people mostly, with a smattering of tourist visitors browsing. From the city centre it makes for a pleasant stroll along the embankment on the New Town
side of the river.
Clothes, jewellery, old pictures and other items are for sale at cheap prices. Most are second-hand, but some new hand-made goods are on offer.
Bubenské nábřeží, Holešovice,
Metro: Vltavská (line
C). Trams: 1,3,14,25.
Opening times: Mon-Sat, all year round:
Prague's largest outdoor market is a network
of small kiosks selling an array of cheap consumer
goods; portable stereos, clothes, fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, alcohol and so forth. Prazska Trznice is fairly run down and the goods are aimed at Czech people. This combined with its location outside the city centre, makes it more of a local market, with little to appeal to tourists.