While Prague is best known for its rich history and culture as well as its architectural wonders, it maintains its contemporary allure through its vibrant shopping district. Whether you’re in the market for the latest fashion finds or distinctly local souvenirs, the Golden City has something for you.
With so many malls and boutiques all over the Czech capital, it may get daunting to choose which ones to visit. To help streamline your retail experience, we’ve rounded up our picks of the best places to shop in Prague.
Located at the city center is Prague’s premier shopping destination, the Palladium. This five-story mall offers a wide range of choices to shop and eat in its 200 shops, restaurants, and cafés. For those looking for a gastronomic experience, head over to the top floor where you can find several restaurants offering international cuisine, including American, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Indian.
Trivia: Before it became the mall it is today, Palladium used to be the site of a 19th century army barracks. Needless to say, its current incarnation is much preferred, especially by shoppers.
Official website: www.palladiumpraha.cz/en
Opening hours: Shops 9 am to 10 pm daily; Supermarket 8 am to 7 pm daily; Restaurants 9 am to 8 pm daily
Getting there: Metro B or bus 207 or tram 6, 8, 15, 26 to Náměstí Republiky
Nový Smíchov is a western style shopping mall at Anděl, and is accessible through various modes of public transport. This sprawling shopping center is home to international clothing brands like Benetton, H&M, and Marks and Spencer as well as famous cosmetic shops like Sephora, L’Occitane, and Yves Rocher.
For entertainment and recreation, there’s the multiplex movie theater, Cinema City, and a gym, Holmes Place. There’s also a food court near the theater where you have several delicious options from a wide array of restaurants.
Tip: As this mall can get pretty busy, it also attracts pickpockets. Be sure to secure your belongings stay alert.
Official website: novy-smichov.klepierre.cz
Opening hours: Shops and services 9 am to 9 pm daily; Supermarket from 7 am to 12 mn daily; and restaurants from 11 am to 11 pm daily
Getting there: Metro B or bus 120, 137, 167, 191, 231 or tram 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20 to Anděl
Atrium Flóra is a premier shopping and entertainment destination in the Golden City. This four-story mall is home to around 120 shops and boutiques, including high-end brands, and a food court, which features a lot of well-known fast-food chains and restaurants. It also has a cinema complex and an IMAX theater for those looking to unwind with a movie.
Because of its convenient and accessible location, it’s one of the more popular malls frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Official website: www.atrium-flora.cz/en
Opening hours: Gallery 7 am to 10 pm daily; Shops and Restaurants 9 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm Sunday; and Supermarket 7 am to 8 pm
Getting there: Metro A or bus 136, 175 or tram 5, 10, 11, 13, 16 to Flóra
Westfield Chodov is not only one of the largest and most sought-after shopping centers in Prague, but also in the entire Czech Republic. This modern mall is a leader in fashion trends with its selection of famous clothing brands, both of international and local renown. It also houses a variety of shops and boutiques specializing in jewelries, floral arrangements, footwear, sporting goods, and books.
If you’re looking for a place to eat, this mall has a dedicated area for cafés and restaurants in its first and second floors on the south-west part of the building. It also boasts a multiplex cinema with 18 screens and cutting-edge 4DX technology.
Another mall attraction to watch out for are the exhibitions, shows, and events staged in the main area throughout the year.
Official website: cz.westfield.com/chodov
Opening hours: 9 am to 7 pm daily
Getting there: Metro C or bus 115, 135, 177, 193, 197, 511, H1 to Chodov
Since it opened in 2008, Arkády Pankrác has been a favorite among shoppers for its robust selection of shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities. This mall is home to popular clothing and accessories brands like Blažek, Gant, Gabor, H&M, Mango, Pierre Cardin, and Pietro Filipi. You can also find a drugstore, a bookstore, and a supermarket, as well as shops and kiosks offering a wide range of services.
While this mall also has a food court, the choices may be limited, especially when compared to other malls. On the upside, it has a branch of Safir, a restaurant that specializes in fine Lebanese cuisine.
Because its entrance is connected to the Pankrác metro station, this mall is relatively easy to get to.
Official website: www.arkady-pankrac.cz/en
Opening hours: 9 am to 9 pm daily
Getting there: Metro C to Pankrác