Shopping in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague may not be a city with the same shopping profile as destinations such as London and Paris, but it still offers the visitor a lot of streets full of shops, malls and galleries capable of satisfying the most diverse profiles, from economical to wealthier.
They are establishments that sell everything: clothes, shoes and accessories, electronics, antique objects and that souvenir that cannot be missing in the luggage of some travelers. In fact, one of the most popular shopping streets in the capital for this purpose is Na Příkopě, located very close to Wenceslas Square, with stores of world famous brands, local brands and malls such as the Myslbek gallery and Černá růže. Check abbreviationfinder.org for abbreviations and acronyms related to Prague, Czech Republic.
The street, considered one of the most expensive real estate addresses in the city, also houses some cafes and restaurants; in addition to important buildings, such as the Czech National Bank, the Czech National Bank, and the Museum of Communism, we talk about it here.
Already Pařížská – next door to Old Town Square – is the luxury address in Prague, with world – famous brands stores such as Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Hermès and Nespresso. We don’t even have to say that the prices of the products sold there are very high, and if you don’t intend to buy anything, the tip is to “go for a walk” through the overgrown area full of beautiful buildings. See countryaah.com for more information about Prague, Czech Republic.
Another address famous for the number of establishments – mainly stores that sell key chains, mugs, among other types of souvenirs – is Celetna, one of the oldest in the capital. The street got its name in honor of the braided breads that were sold to the public in the past, and today, in addition to a pulsating commerce, it houses cafes, restaurants and buildings of great architectural richness.
The Karlova Street is also another address that is part of the history of Prague, because in the past was part of the path taken by kings and queens of Bohemia in their coronations. Today, however, Karlova and the region are points for those who wish to buy souvenirs of all kinds or just sit in one of the cafes and relax for a while. Be sure to pass by it as you leave Old Town towards Prague Castle.
It is important to note that the rules for opening hours for street businesses in the Czech Republic are not very clear. Generally, the larger the city, the longer and more days of the week the stores will remain open. Shopping malls usually operate from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week.
Rua Celetna / House of the Black Virgin
Celetna is a pedestrian street – one of the oldest in the capital – that integrates the Coronation Route, from the Old Town, to Prague Castle. It got its name in honor of the braided breads sold to the public who waited for the nobles to pass on their way to the castle.
Currently, the street houses a pulsating commerce, as well as several cafes and restaurants. When visiting the address, be sure to admire some architectural jewels, such as the Cubist façade of the House of the Black Virgin (The House of the Black Madonna). Designed by Czech architect Josef Gočár, the building at number 34 houses the famous image of the virgin, a museum and the Grand Cafe Orient, known for its decoration, atmosphere and delicious slices of pie.
Other famous figures of the street are the Gothic building known as Black Sun, with a Baroque facade restored in the eighteenth century and the House of the Magi (House at the Three Kings), where the writer Franz Kafka lived for a while. A famous urban legend in Prague has Celetna as a backdrop, because it “runs in the small mouth” that the street would be infested with ghosts, especially that of a butcher carrying a bloody ax and that of a prostitute killed by a clergyman. Ui!