There are two permanent markets in Prague, one of which is located in the city centre, between the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. A farmers' market is held regularly by the river, and pop-up markets and street vendors can be found all over Prague.
The most famous Prague markets are the Christmas markets and Easter markets, which attract visitors from all over the world and fill the city with festive delights.
The main permanent markets in Prague are Havel's Market (Havelské tržiště) in the city centre, and Prague Market (Pražská tržnice), which has less appeal and is located a metro/tram ride away.
Pop-up markets appear frequently throughout the year at the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Republic Square and on Kampa Island in the Lesser Town.
And street vendors sell arts and crafts on Charles Bridge and along the river, most notably by 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 permanent market in the city centre. Open 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
Address: River embankment, Palackeho náměstí, Prague 2.
Metro: Karlovo náměstí
Tram stop: Palackeho náměstí (trams 2,3,4,7,10,16,17,21).
Open: Saturday 08:00-14:00.
The Farmers' Market at Náplavka is aimed at Czech people, although attracts a growing number of tourists. It 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.
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). Trams: 1,12,25.
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 markets in Prague are undoubtedly the
Christmas markets and Easter markets, which are held at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.