Shopping

Shopping in the Czech Republic is easy and you can get here almost everything you want. The bigger shops (supermarkets) are open all day (even at weekends) mostly from 7 am — 10 pm. Small shops are usually open on working days from 7 am till 5 pm (however the opening hours are longer in Prague in comparison to smaller cities and villages), on Saturday from 7 am till 12 pm and closed on Sunday.

The prices are rather cheap in comparison to Western Europe. In comparison to the neighboring countries (Austria, Germany), food is cheaper, but clothes are more expensive. After Christmas, sales take place in most of the shops, but the Czech people often prefer going to Germany or Austria.

Farmers’ markets

They are very popular in Czechia. You can buy fresh and seasonal vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, bakery products, and other goods there. Some of them take place only in summer (approximately from May to October). The most famous in Prague are:

  • Náplavka (on the river bank between Výtoň and Palackého náměstí) – Saturday (8-14)
  • Kulaťák (Vítězné náměstí, Prague 6) –  Saturday (8-14)
  • Holešovice hall 22 (Bubenské nábřeží 13, Prague 7) – Mon-Fri (7:30-17.00), Sat (7:30-14:00)
  • Tylák (Tylovo náměstí, Prague 2) – Mon-Fri (8-18)
  • Jiřák (Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague 3) – Wed-Fri (8-18)

Farmer´s markets

Shopping centers

Palladium – 180 shops, 20 restaurants and cafés (opening hours: Su – We 9-21, Th – Sa 9-22)

  • food: Albert Supermarket (opening hours: Mo – Fr 7-22, Sa – Su 8-22)
  • how to get there: metro B, tram 5, 8, 14, 26; station Náměstí Republiky

Nový Smíchov – 150 shops, cinema (multiplex Palace Cinemas) (opening hours: Mo – Su 9-21)

  • food: Tesco Hypermarket (opening hours: Mo – Su 7-24)
  • how to get there: metro B, tram 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20; station Anděl

Flóra – 130 shops, restaurants, cinema (opening hours Mo – Sa 9-21, Su 10-21)

  • food: Albert Supermarket (opening hours Mo – Sa 9-21, Su 10-21)
  • how to get there: metro A, tram 5, 10, 11, 16; station Flora)

Pankrác – many shops, restaurants (opening hours Mo – Su 9-21)

  • food: Interspar Supermarket (opening hours Mo – Su 7-21)
  • how to get there: metro C; station Pankrác

Big shopping centers outside the city center:

Chodov – many shops, restaurants (opening hours: Mo – Su 9-21)

  • food: Albert Hypermarket (opening hours: Mo – Su 7-22)
  • how to get there: metro C; station Chodov

Letňany – 150 shops, restaurants, cinema, sports facilities (opening hours: Mo – Su 10-21)

  • food: Tesco Hypermarket (opening hours: NONSTOP)
  • how to get there: metro C; station Letňany + free bus OCL)

Zličín – many shops, restaurants, cinema (opening hours: Mo – Su 10-21)

  • food: Interspar Supermarket (opening hours Mo – Su 9-22)
  • how to get there: metro B; station Zličín

Hostivař – 50 shops, restaurants (opening hours: Mo – Fr 9-21, Sa – Su 10-21)

  • food: Interspar Supermarket (opening hours: Mo – Su 7-22)
  • how to get there: tram 22, 26; station Na Groši

Fénix – 80 shops, restaurants (opening hours: Mo – Su 9-21)

  • food: Billa Supermarket (opening hours: Mo – Su 7-22)
  • how to get there: metro B, tram 15; station Vysočanská

Avion – shops, restaurants (opening hours: Mo – Su 10-21)

  • food: Tesco Hypermarket (opening hours: NONSTOP)
  • IKEA (opening hours: Mo – Su 10-22) — cheap houseware and furniture
  • how to get there: metro B; station Zličín + bus from the platform 4)

Most of the Erasmus students stay in Hostivař. There are two shops (supermarkets) close to the dormitory:

  • Albert – Plukovníka Mráze, bus 154, 271 – station Gercenova, opening hours: Mo – Su 7-20
  • Lidl – Vladycká, bus 154, tram 22, 26 – between the stations Hostivařská and Na Groši, opening hours: Mo – Sa 7-21, Su 9-21

More distant are:

  • Tesco Extra – bus 271 – station Michelangelova, opening hours: NONSTOP
  • Interspar – in the shopping center Park Hostivař (see above)
Posted on: Fri, 11/27/2020 - 16:08 By: admin