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, Prague has 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 most Saturdays.
|Havel's Market (Havelske trziste)|
Address: Havelska Street, Prague 1.
(lines A & B).
Open: Daily 06:00-18:30.
Havel's Market (Havelske trziste) is the permanent market in the city centre. It is open all year round and is popular with locals and tourists alike. Stalls stock ceramics, arts and crafts, leather goods, wooden
toys and puppets, fruit and vegetables,
and flowers. The market is a good place to buy 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) |
Address: Bubenské nábřeží, Holešovice,
Metro: Vltavská (line
C). Trams: 1,12,25.
Prague's largest outdoor market is located just outside the city centre and is open all year round. Prague Market is a network
of small kiosks selling 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|
Address: River embankment, Palackeho náměstí, Prague 2.
Metro: Karlovo náměstí
(line B, exit Palackeho náměstí).
Tram stop: Palackeho náměstí (trams 2,3,4,7,10,16,17,21).
Open: Saturday (except last in month), all year 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.|