In a city famed for its lively markets, it’s hard to know where to start. Markets in Prague go hand-in-hand with everyday life and are the staple of Czech culture; visitors can expect to find everything from local delicacies to home-made crafts and second-hand furniture. 

Read on for the top six markets in Prague you cannot miss

Havel Market

Dating back to the 13th Century, Havel is one of the Czech Republic’s oldest markets. Situated in the city’s central square, it was historically the focal point of life in Prague. Back then, it was the place to go for fruit and veg; now it’s morphed into more of a tourist mecca. 

You’ll find edible souvenirs craved by Prague’s influx of visitors – spa wafers, exceptionally sweet honey, and many more besides. It’s open every day and if you’re lucky enough to visit during Easter, you’ll be stunned by Havel’s beautiful display of hand-painted eggs.

Havel Market

Kolbenova Market

Positioned on the outskirts of the city, Kolbenova is a maze of bric-a-brac, food and clothing stalls. One of Europe’s largest and most curious flea markets, this sprawling behemoth offers a fascinating glimpse into life in the Czech Republic – both today and in years gone by. 

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 2 pm, it’s a stimulating way to while away a weekend morning.

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Prague Flea Market

Anyone who loves a good riverside stroll will love Prague Flea Market. Its stalls run alongside the Vltava River and you’ll be able to indulge in your own treasure-hunt against a gorgeous backdrop. 

Expect to find an eclectic mix of vintage clothes, off-beat art and second-hand jewellery. And, once you’ve bagged your treasure, you’ll already be in the perfect spot to refuel with coffee or brunch.

Flea Market

Naplavka Farmers’ Market

Open from 8 am every Saturday, Naplavka is a 20-minute riverside walk from the city centre. Catering for Prague’s health-conscious crowd, it’s a great place to find fresh, organic produce and a range of artisan bread, wine and pastries. And once you’re feeling healthy, there’s live music to enjoy; Naplavka regularly grooves to some of the city’s best traditional bands.

Farmers Market

Holešovice Market

This market is on the site of Prague’s largest former slaughterhouse, but don’t let that put you off, because it’s in one of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. 

Again, next to the Vltava River, there are some 70 stalls, and you’ll find all sorts of things there… locally grown herbs and spices, sweet Czech honey, vintage furniture, wacky jewellery and curiosity after curiosity!

Antique Market

Kuban Farmers’ Market

Kuban is a must for anyone hungry — not just for food, but for a taste of Czech culture. Many of the country’s main celebrations correspond with local delicacies – goose with dumplings on St. Martin’s Day, and fresh green asparagus eaten to welcome Spring. 

Why not come and help the locals celebrate the events that are important to them? You’ll find a welcome at their feast of Svaty Mikulas (Christmas), and Zabijacka, a curious pig-festival in late November.

Flea Market Prague

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