6 Best Shopping Streets in Prague

Updated at  3. May 2023 from Burak
6 gute Einkaufsstrassen in Prag

Shopping is possible everywhere in Prague and there is something for every taste.

The greatest density of trendy shopping addresses can be found at the Golden Cross not far from Wenceslas Square, and those looking for luxury go to Paris Street.

To give you a rough idea of the shopping streets, we have put together a selection for you here.

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1. The Golden Cross

Wenceslas Square, at the lower end where the streets converge, forms the Golden Cross.

Na Příkopě – The Moat – is considered a traditional shopping street, where there are also many banks. On Narodni Trida – National Avenue – you can find numerous department stores and cultural institutions. Wenceslas Square is the shopping center of the city, par excellence.

2. The Moat – Na Příkopě

One of the most famous shopping streets in Prague might be Na Příkopě, which means "The Moat" in English. Na Příkopě connects Wenceslas Square with Republic Square and forms the border between the Old and New Town. Na Příkopě is partially designed as a pedestrian zone.

Na Příkopě can be reached either via Wenceslas Square, metro green line A or yellow line B, Můstek stop, or via Republic Square, Náměstí Republiky, yellow line B.

The streetscape is characterized by representative buildings, among them the headquarters of the Czech National Bank, palaces, shopping centers, and more or less luxurious stores. You can find Bershka, Boss, Mango, Deichmann, Benetton, Adidas, and many more.

Along Na Příkopě there are three shopping centers, some of which are located in former palaces. Slovanský dům (Slavic House) and Černá růže (The Black Rose) offer upscale shopping, while the somewhat smaller Myslbek is in the mid-price range.

Numerous cafes and restaurants invite you to rest. Some of them are TGI Friday’s, McDonald’s, Subway, and Café Continental is also worth mentioning.

Originally, where the shopping street is located today, there was a ditch, which was filled up in 1760 and turned into a street. Earlier the street had other names, since 1871 it has its present name.

In the immediate vicinity of Na Příkopě is the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, and Republic Square.

3. National Avenue - Národní Třída

Národní Třída runs along the border between the Old and New Town to the bank of the Vltava River. It is one of the most important boulevards in Prague.

You can reach Národní Třída by metro, yellow line B, Národní Třída stop.

Numerous palaces alternate with shopping malls, smaller stores, boutiques, and cultural institutions along this street. The 4-story My Narodni department store has a terrace on the top floor that offers a beautiful view of Prague. The British supermarket chain, Tesco, can be found in a 1970s building, then known as Máj, which functioned as one of the few department stores in Czechoslovakia during communism. In 2006, the building was named a "Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic."

In addition to numerous jazz clubs and galleries, the National Theater is also located on Národní Třída. Restaurants and cafes invite you to rest, among them are some of the most famous cafes in Prague, such as Café Slavia and Café Luxor.

In the past, in the place of National Avenue were the ring walls of the Old Town. The street used to be called New Avenue, since 1918 it has had its current name, National Avenue - Národní Třída. There is a commemorative plaque on the spot where the police broke up a student demonstration in November 1989. The event is considered the beginning of the Velvet Revolution.

In the immediate vicinity of Národní Třída is Wenceslas Square, and it is only a few minutes' walk to the Powder Tower.

4. Wenceslas Square - Václavské náměstí

Around Wenceslas Square and in the adjacent streets, you can find a huge selection of stores and boutiques in different price ranges. Wenceslas Square can be reached by metro, green line A or yellow line B, Můstek stop or via yellow line A or red line C, Muzeum stop, .

There are very many retail stores offering fashion and goods of all kinds, in addition to some large department stores. The headquarters of the worldwide shoe store, Bat'a, can be found here as well as 2 branches of C&A. Numerous record and book stores, as well as antiquarian bookstores, which often have large stocks of German books, invite you to visit.

Manufactory stores offer handmade soaps, wooden toys, ceramics as well as the famous Czech glass. Numerous cafes, restaurants and bars invite you to rest after shopping.

Actually, Wenceslas Square is not a square, but a boulevard 60 meters wide and 750 meters long. Since the foundation of the New Town in 1348, it has been its center. As a horse market used to be held here, the square was originally called "Horse Market", but it received its current name only in 1848. The square often served as a backdrop for political demonstrations and manifestations.

The main attraction on Wenceslas Square is the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas and the National Museum. Old Town Square and Republic Square are only 600 meters away.

5. Paris Street - Pařízska úlica

Paris Street is the most expensive and luxurious shopping street in Prague. The 24-meter wide and 660-meter long boulevard, planted with trees on both sides, runs directly through the Jewish Quarter in Prague towards the Vltava River, forming a transition between the Old and New Town. Paris Street can be reached by metro, green line A, Staroměstská stop. The Pařízka stop on bus line 194 is located approximately in the middle of the street.

The stores and boutiques in the Art Nouveau and neo-baroque buildings offer a mix of international and luxury brands. There are numerous jewelry stores and designer boutiques. Many big and famous designers have opened branches here with their brand products, so you can find Cartier, Dior, Gucci, and Burberry, as well as Hermes, Rolex, Prada, Boss, Armani, Louis Vuitton, and many more.

Numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to linger, and the colorful offerings are a perfect composition of Prague flair and cosmopolitan ambience. The price level here is also in the upper range.

On the side streets of Pařízka úlica there are small boutiques run by Czech designers, such as Klara Nademlynska, one of Prague's most famous and successful fashion designers. Also worth mentioning are Tatiana boutique, which sells women's clothing, and Timoure et Group boutique, where you can get tailored suits, coats, and jackets.

Even in the evening, when the stores are closed, Paris Street is worth a visit for its flair.

The name Paris Street is derived from a number of similar-looking streets in Paris.

A visit to the Jewish quarter and a tour of the synagogues can be perfectly combined with a stroll through Paris Street.

6. Havelska Street - Havelské tržiště

Havelska Street is a side street off of Melantrichova Street and can be reached by metro, yellow line B, Můstek stop, from there it is only a few minutes walk. You can also easily reach it on foot from Na Příkopě.

You will look for luxury brands and internationally known designers here in vain. Havelska Street is home to the only surviving market from Old Prague. Dating back to 1232, Havel Market - Havelské tržiště - is the permanent market in the city center. The small and permanent wooden stalls are open all year round. The stalls offer handicrafts, wooden toys and dolls, flowers, leather goods, ceramics, and fruits and vegetables. If you are looking for a typical Czech souvenir, this is the place to be.

Also in the surrounding area, many smaller stores and boutiques, as well as numerous souvenir stores invite you to stroll around, andnumerous restaurants and cafés invite you to take a rest.

Situated directly in Prague's city center, the Havel Market - Havelské tržiště - is a quick walk to the surrounding shopping streets and Wenceslas Square.

More shopping tips are available in our Prague Shopping Guide.

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