There are two main permanent markets in Prague. The best one, Havel's Market, is located on a pedestrian route linking the Old Town Square to Wenceslas Square.
Elsewhere, a farmers' market is held every Saturday alongside the river at Náplavka.
While pop-up markets and street vendors are sited at various places around the city.
The most famous markets are the festive ones: the Christmas markets and Easter markets fill the city with wonder, and attract visitors from around the world.
The main permanent market in Prague is Havel's Market (Havelské tržiště), sited between the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.
There is another one, Prague Market (Pražská tržnice), located a metro/tram ride away, but this has less appeal.
Pop-up markets appear around the city throughout the year, notably at the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Republic Square and on Kampa Island.
Meanwhile, street vendors sell arts and crafts on Charles Bridge and by the river, for example outside the Rudolfinum.
Havel's Market (HAVELSKÉ TRžIšTě)
Address: Havelska street, Prague 1.
(lines A & B). Open: Daily 06:00-18:30.
Havel's Market (Havelské tržiště) is the main permanent market in the city centre. Open 7 days a week, all year round, it is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Stalls stock arts and crafts, wooden
toys and puppets, fresh flowers, leather goods, ceramics, and fruits and vegetables. It is a good place to buy tourist souvenirs.
To find Havel's Market, walk along Melantrichova street, which is the main pedestrian route that links Wenceslas Square with the Old Town Square.
Farmers' Market at NÁplavka (Farmářské tržiště NÁPLAVKA)
Address: Náplavka, Rašínovo nábreží (near Palackeho náměstí), Prague 2.|
Tram stop: Palackeho náměstí (trams 2,3,4,7,10,16,17,21).
Metro: Karlovo náměstí
Open: Saturdays 08:00-14:00.
The Farmers' Market at Náplavka is aimed primarily at Czech people, although it is attracting a growing number of tourists.
The market is located on the New Town side of the river, and is best reached by taking a pleasant 20-minute stroll along the river from the city centre. Alternatively, a tram stop is close by.
Vendors sell seasonal fruits and vegetables, including organic produce, artisan bread and pastries, meats, cheeses, beers, wines and spirits, plus ceramics.
Prague Market (Pražská tržnice)
Address: Bubenské nábřeží, Holešovice,
Metro: Vltavská (line
C). Tram stop: Pražská tržnice.
Open: Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00.
Prague's largest outdoor market, Prague Market, is located just outside the city centre. It is open all year.
of small kiosks sell electrical equipment, clothes and accessories, and fruit and vegetables. Prague Market is aimed at local Czechs and is fairly run down. This, combined with its location, means it offers little appeal to most tourists.
The most popular festive markets in Prague are undoubtedly the
Christmas markets and Easter markets, which are held annually at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.