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Prague is a shopping paradise, both for the usually favourable exchange rate as well as the quantity and quality of shops.

Small shops are open between 8:00-19:00. Shopping centres and department stores usually stay open until 20:00 or later. All stores should be open Monday to Saturday. Larger shops and shopping centres may be open on Sundays.

Prague is known for it's crystal, garnet goods, and hand crafted wooden toys. It is also the site for many tacky souvenirs such as "Czech Me Out" T-shirts and merchandise. Most of the streets around Old Town offer these goods at high prices. Getting out of the main tourist sites you will see the same goods for half the price.

Shopping Centres

There are several large shopping malls everywhere, including along Na Prikope street. This is actually the 18th most expensive street in the world (measured by the price of property).

Letnany
One of Prague's biggest malls, there is local and international brand names, food, and entertainment.
Address: Praha 9, Veselska 663
Open: 10:00-21:00

Palladium
Situated in the city center, this is the newest and most luxurious shopping mall. Expensive eateries and many shops.
Address: nam. Republiky 1, Praha 1
Open: Mon-Sat 09:00-22:00; Sun 09:00-21:00

OC Chodov
This is a huge shopping mall with a hypermarket located slightly further away from the center at metro station Chodov.
Address: Roztylska 2321/19, 148 00 Praha 4
Open: 10:00- 21:00

Markets

The most famous Prague markets are during the Christmas and Easter markets. A festive atmosphere pairs with traditional goods. There are also two permanent markets and flea markets.

Havelske Trziste
located in the city center, this is a permanent market. It sells fruit and vegetables, flowers, arts and crafts, leather goods, wooden toys, ceramics and tourist souvenirs.
Address: Havelska Street, Prague 1. Metro: Mustek (line A or B).
Apr-Sep: Daily 07:00-19:00; Oct-Mar: Daily 07:00-18:30

Prazska Trznice
Local market with a network of small kiosks selling paintings, portable stereos, clothes, fruit and vegetables, alcohol, arts and crafts.
Address: Bubenske nabrezi, Holesovice, Prague 7. Metro: Vltavska(line C). Trams: 1,3,14,25.
Jan-Dec: Mon-Sat 07:00-18:00.

Specialty Shops

de.facto
Beautifully designed objects, furniture, gifts, kitchenware, soft furnishings and oddities.
Address: Praha 1,Vejvodova 447/3
Open: 09:30-18:00

Satna
Retro second-hand store.
Address: Praha 1, Konviktska 13
Open 11:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun Closed.

Baker Street
Stick tobacco, flasks and quality Scotch.
Address: Praha 1, Celetna 38
Open: 10:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-18:00.

Centrum Foto Skoda
Photo center with second hand cameras
Address: Praha 1, Vodickova 37
Open: 08:30-20:00, Sat 09:00-18:00, Sun Closed.

Diana
Known as the "Empire of Nuts", this shop offers nuts, Japanese rice cracker mixes and yummy goodies covered in chocolate, carob, caramel and yoghurt.
Address: Na Porici 35
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 8:00-17:00.

Hard-De-Core
A funky shop with mostly home-made clothing, soft furnishings, jewelry, cards, notebooks, bags and more.
Address: Praha 1, Senovazne nam. 10
Open: 10:00 - 18:00, closed weekends

Shalamar
Attached to a Pakistani restaurant, this shop has all the Asian ingredients you could want.
Address: Praha 3, Lipanska 3
Open: 10:00-19:00

Terryho Ponozky
This cool shop has everything for movie fans: film posters, T-shirts, DVDs and books.
Address: Praha 1, Vodickova 41
Open: 10:00-20:00, Sun Closed.

Update 27/01/2011



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