Shopping in Prague

The quantity and quality of products available in the Czech Republic has improved dramatically since the early 1990s. The most prominent changes are noticeable in Prague where many new hypermarkets and shopping malls have appeared in the last several years. The increased competition and consumer demand have resulted in a better selection, improving customer service and lower prices, making shopping a more enjoyable activity.

Visit the Czech Currency page to find out what currencies are accepted in the Czech Republic.


Opening Hours

Czech Souvenir ShopStores outside of Prague tend to open at 8 or 9 a.m. (large grocery stores at 7 a.m.) and close at 6 or 7 p.m. Some stores are closed during lunch hours. The hours are shorter on Saturdays and most stores except large supermarkets are closed on Sundays.

Stores in the center of Prague and in shopping malls have longer hours. Large supermarkets stay open until 8 or 10 p.m. and some are open 24 hours a day. Most stores in the Prague city center and tourist locations are open on weekends.

Almost all stores are closed on Christmas Eve (December 24) and Easter Monday.


Useful Dictionary

antikvariát - used and antique books, stamps, prints
bižuterie - costume jewelry
domácí potřeby - household items
drogerie - drugstore (Czech drugstores do not carry drugs and medications)
hračky - toys
klenoty / klenotnictví - jewelry store
knihy / knihkupectví - books / bookstore
korálky - beads
lékárna - pharmacy
nákupní centrum / galerie - shopping center / mall
obchodní dům - department store
opravna - repair shop
ovoce a zelenina - fruits and vegetables
papírnictví - paper products (school and office needs, wrapping paper, etc.)
pečivo / pekárna / pekařství - bakery
potraviny - grocery store
sklo, porcelán - glass and china
starožitnictví - antique shop
suvenýry - souvenirs
tržnice - market, market hall
železářství - hardware store


Help a good cause: Donate or buy used items
at the family-owned Prague Thrift Store!

Donate or purchase good-quality second-hand items like clothing, shoes, toys, housewares, furniture, or books to help people in need and to contribute to a greener environment.
Two locations in Prague - Vinohrady and Holešovice.