Prague markets A-Z
The most famous Prague markets are the Christmas
markets and Easter
markets, when the city fills with festive delights.
Aside from these, there are two permanent markets, a flea market, street vendors and pop-up markets.
The permanent markets in Prague are Havel's Market (Havelske trziste), in the city centre, and Prague Market (Prazska trznice), a metro or tram ride away.
Pop-up markets appear frequently throughout the year, often unannounced, at the Old Town Square
, Wenceslas Square
, Republic Square, and on Kampa Island in the Lesser Town.
Street vendors sell arts and crafts on Charles Bridge
and along the river
banks, notably by Rudolfinum
Finally, a flea market operates every other Saturday.
Havel's Market (Havelske trziste)
Havelska Street, Prague 1. Metro: Mustek
(line A or B).
Opening times: Daily, all year round 09:00-18:00.
Havel's Market (Havelske trziste) is the permanent market in the city centre. Popular with locals and tourists, stalls stock fruit and vegetables,
flowers, leather goods, ceramics, arts and crafts, wooden
toys and puppets. It is a good place for tourist souvenirs.
Havel's Market is off Melantrichova street, a main pedestrian route linking Wenceslas Square with the Old Town Square.
Prague Market (Prazska trznice)
Bubenské nábřeží, Holešovice,
Metro: Vltavská (line
C). Trams: 1,14,25.
Opening times: Mon-Sat, all year round:
Prague's largest outdoor market is located just outside the city centre. A network
of small kiosks sell cheap 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.
|Prague flea market River embankment, near Palackeho náměstí, Prague 2.
Metro: Karlovo náměstí
(line B, exit Palackeho náměstí).
Trams: 3,7,17,52 (Palackeho náměstí tram stop).
Opening times: Every second Saturday in the month, all year round 09:00-16:00.
The Prague flea market attracts mainly Czech people, 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 sell for cheap prices. Most goods are second-hand.
|The most popular markets in Prague are undoubtedly the
Christmas markets and Easter markets, which are held at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.|