Prague's first shopping
centers started opening in the mid-1990s. These were
the smaller Vinohradský Pavilon and the malls built
inside the passageways on Na Příkopě Street. Larger,
western-style malls started appearing in the early
2000s. Since then, Prague has been experiencing
a shopping mall boom the end of which doesn't seem
to be in sight.
Below are some
selected Prague shopping malls. Their
opening times are subject to change. Please check the
store website for current information.
PALLADIUM is a large shopping mall located in the center of Prague, across the way from the Municipal House (Obecní dům). The five-story building holds 170 shops and 30 restaurants and cafés. It is easy to get to by public transport (you can enter the mall directly from inside the subway station), and if you drive, there are 900 underground parking spaces. Some stores you'll
find there are Benetton, C&A, dm drogerie markt, ECCO, Esprit, Foot Locker, Guess, H&M, iStyle, L'Occitane, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, Puma, Sparkys, Starbucks, Villeroy & Boch, and many more.
Address: Náměstí Republiky 1, Prague 1 Getting there: Metro B
to náměstí Republiky Hours: Supermarket - Mon-Fri 7 a.m.
- 10 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Shops - Mon-Fri 9 a.m.
- 10 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Restaurants - Mon-Fri 11 a.m.
- midnight, Sat 11 a.m. - midnight, Sun 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Website:www.palladiumpraha.cz
A modern mall opened in 2008 with a wide selection of clothing stores, a number of shoe shops and sport clothing shops. A large Interspar supermarket, drugstore, bookstore and a food court make the mall a good stop for all your shopping needs. Entrance directly from inside the Pankrác metro station.
Address: Na Pankráci 86, Prague 4 Getting there: Metro C to Pankrác Hours: Shops 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Interspar 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Website:www.arkady-pankrac.cz
Smíchov is a stylish shopping mall and entertainment
center that spreads across three floors. It is located
near the Anděl metro station (line B). There's a large
Tesco supermarket and Datart electronics store
on the ground floor, 150 different shops, as well as
a food court and Palace Cinema multiplex on the third floor.
8, Prague 5 Getting there: Metro B
or tram 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 20 to Anděl Hours: Shops 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Tesco 7 a.m. - midnight Website: www.novysmichov.eu
Flóra is one of the larger malls, yet it feels almost intimate. It opened in 2003. Its
four floors are filled with 120 shops, a food court,
a Cinema City multiplex
theatre and IMAX. The environment is bright and airy
with an open central lobby. You can walk into the mall
right from inside the Flóra metro station (line A).
144, Prague 3 Getting there: Metro A
or tram 5, 10, 11, 16
to Flóra Hours: Mon-Sat
9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Website: www.atrium-flora.cz
Myslbek Shopping Gallery
The Myslbek Shopping Gallery opened
in 1996 as one of Prague's first shopping malls. It connects
Prague's New Town and Old Town, stretching between the
busy Na Příkopě Street and the historic Ovocný trh (Fruit
Market) behind the Estates Theatre. The site is named after
the sculptor who created the St. Wenceslas statue on Wenceslas
Square. Myslbek Shopping Gallery houses about 30 shops
and boutiques, and a few restaurants. Examples
of shops are GANT, Next, Korres, Mothercare, Intersport.
příkopě 19/21, Prague 1 Getting there: Metro A/B
to Můstek Hours: Mon-Sat
9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Website: www.ngmyslbek.cz
Černá růže (Black Rose)
The historic Černá růže passageway
at Na Příkopě Street was turned into a shopping center
in the 1990s. You will find some 50 stores and several
příkopě 12, Prague 1 Getting there: Metro A/B
to Můstek Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.
- 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Website:www.cernaruze.cz
Slovanský dům (Slavic House)
The Slovanský dům is another
shopping center located on Na Příkopě. Some stores you'll
find there are Nautica, Mexx, Miss
Sixty, Tommy Hilfiger, Cerruti Jeans, Beltissimo. The restaurants
that deserve a mention are Ambiente Brasileiro and
Kogo Café & Ristorante. There's also a large outdoor
garden and the Palace Cinemas multiplex theatre.
příkopě 22, Prague 1 Getting there: Metro A/B
to Můstek Website:www.slovanskydum.cz
Vinohradský Pavilon (Vinohrady Market Hall)
The Vinohradský Pavilon was Prague's
first mini-mall. It is located in the historic Vinohrady
Market Hall that dates back to 1902. The mall opened
in 1994. It is now somewhat abandoned due to its larger
new competitors and its location, which isn't exactly handy.
There's a limited selection of stores and a grocery store
in the basement.
Metropole Zličín is a large fashion
and entertainment complex on the outskirts of Prague. It
includes a Cinema City multiplex theatre. The mall is located right at the Zličín metro
station, about a 20-minute ride from the center. It is
also accessible by car. A 24-hour Tesco supermarket
is located nearby (take the bus or drive,
we don't recommend walking).
1, Prague 5 Getting there: Metro B
to Zličín Hours: Shops 10 a.m. -
9 p.m., Interspar 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Website:www.metropole.cz