The markets in Prague have a lot to offer: fresh produce, local delicacies, country-specific souvenirs, traditional crafts, and also a glimpse into Czech culture.
Check out our list of the 5 best markets in Prague to find out which ones are not to be missed.
1. Havel (Havelské tržiště)
Havel Market, from 1232, is the most popular market for tourists in Prague. It is the only preserved market in the Old Town. Visitors can find the traditional market between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square. Besides fresh fruits and vegetables, there are also countless traditional souvenirs, handicrafts, textiles, and Czech specialties. Popular with tourists are the Karlovy Vary wafers in different variations and the typical Czech souvenirs. The Havel Market is open daily.
Address: Havelská 13, 110 00 Staré Město, Tschechien
2. Market Hall (Pražská tržnice)
The numerous stalls in the Prague market hall attract with a wide range of products such as fruit, sausages, cheese, flowers, baked goods, clothing, household items, and souvenirs. The lively market in the Holešovice district impresses with the largest vegetable market (in Hall No. 22), as well as a unique market atmosphere. The Prague Market Hall is open daily from 8am-8pm and is housed in a former slaughterhouse site dating back to 1890. The market is popular with locals and tourists alike.
Address: Bubenské nábřeží 306, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Tschechien
3. Náplavka Farmers' Market (Farmářské trhy na Náplavce)
The Náplavka riverside market is one of the locals‘ favorite farmers‘ markets. Only 20 minutes from Prague’s Old Town, the farmer’s market overlooking the Vltava River captivates with high-quality handicrafts, regional organic fruits and vegetables, as well as bread, wine, and baked goods made according to old traditions. Small snack stands cater to small appetites. The Náplavka market offers its goods every Saturday from 8 am.
Address: náplavka Rašínova nábřeží, Praha 2, 120 00 Praha 2, Tschechien
4. U Elektry Flea Market (BLEŠÍ TRHY Praha)
Also worth seeing is the U Elektry flea market, formerly Kolbenova. It's the largest flea market in Prague. Every weekend, the flea market on U Elektry street in Vysočany, Prague attracts bargain hunters and shopping fans in Prague. Visitors can discover all kinds of curiosities, as well as cheap food and real treasures on an area of more than 50,000 square meters. The flea market takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 am – 1 pm and charges an entrance fee. A free shuttle bus runs between the Hloubětín metro station and the flea market.
Address: U Elektry 7, 190 00 Praha 9, Tschechien
5. Kubáň Farmers' Market(Farmářské tržiště Kubáň)
This farmers‘ market is located just outside Kubánské náměstí Square in Prague’s new trendy Vršovice district. Visitors to the tranquil market will find mainly fresh and high-quality products such as fruits, vegetables, smoked meats, cheeses, wine, and pastries. The snack stands with a selection of local delicacies are worth highlighting. Even though the farmer’s market is mostly visited by locals, it is a recommendation, mainly because of its authentic atmosphere and Czech specialties. The market opens its doors every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Address: Kubánské nám., 100 00 Praha 10-Vršovice, Tschechien
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Havel Market is considered the most popular market in Prague due to its central location, but mainly due to its diverse range of goods. Tourists, as well as locals like to visit it.
The largest flea market in Prague is the U Elektry flea market. Until its move to U Elektry street in 2016, it was known as the Kolbenova flea market. Covering an area of more than 50,000 square meters, bargain hunters are offered all kinds of goods.
The sale of counterfeit goods such as clothing items, handbags, electronics, shoes, and children’s toys has been observed in Prague’s markets. These can serve as a black market for counterfeit and even banned goods. For example, during customs inspections and raids, counterfeit branded goods have been found in the Sapa Market. Buying such goods is illegal and can bring serious consequences at the customs office.
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