Vinohrady District: Shop where the Locals Shop and Pay Local Prices

The Vinohrady district is quite close to the center of Prague and very suitable for some serious shopping. The good thing about shopping in this part of Prague is that you will meet few tourists. Most visitors stay in Stare Mesto, the Old Town, which abounds in souvenir shops. 

Vinohrady is well-known for its antique shops. Antik Petit is a tiny shop specializing in linen tablecloths and embroidered bedspreads but also garnet-studded pendants, beaded purses and vintage earrings. This little shop is a true treasure trove. But if you have a passion for art books, Antikvariat Vinohradska stocks an impressive selection at very reasonable prices. Praha Thrift Store is an excellent shop to grab a bargain. Proceeds go to people who are less well off.

If you crave cheese, Greek corner stocks feta and Cheesy has most tasty Dutch cheeses. The Farmers' Market at Jiriho z Podebrad Square is your best place for smoked cheese, a Czech speciality. Be sure to try kolachy, pastry with a dollop of fruit, especially prunes are very tasty. Finally, spend some pleasant shopping hours in Atrium Flora Sopping Center.

The following list of 10 best shops in the Vinohrady district may help you decide where to go first.


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Atrium Flora
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When you seen enough souvenir shops all selling the same miniature Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock magnets and reproductions of Prague Castle, hop on the metro line A and get off at Flora station. Atrium Flora Shopping Mall means shopping...  Read More

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Shakespeare and Sons
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Shakespeare and Sons is a shop where you can browse for hours on end. Firstly because almost all books are in English and that makes reading a lot easier than books in Czech. Secondly because it is a tiny shop full of atmosphere and very...  Read More

Jiriho z Podebrad Farmers Market
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The Czech daily diet is not very healthy because it contains too much meat and hardly any fruit or vegetables. Over the last few years this attitude has been changing because the younger generation has discovered organic food which they can buy...  Read More

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Dum Porcelanu
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Dum Porcelanu, Porcelain House, specializes in porcelain cups, mugs plates dishes and figurines but also earthenware and crystal. Blue onion porcelain is their speciality. The onion motif found its origin in the floral motifs on Chinese...  Read More

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Antikvariat Vinohradska
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Prague has a large variety of antique shops. Located on Vinohradska street, only a ten-minute walk fromWenceslas Square, Antikvariat Vinohradska is one of the top quality antique shops in Prague. It specializes in in old books, even though you...  Read More

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When you think cheese, you think Gouda. Hey! Just a minute, Gouda is a city in the Netherlands! What has Gouda to do with Prague? If you crave true Dutch cheese, hurry to Cheesy, a traditional Dutch cheese store. They stock imported cheeses from...  Read More

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Vinohradsky Pavilion
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Vinohradsky Pavilion was the first shopping mall to open after the Velvet Revolution. It offered many exclusive designer brands such as Sergio Tacchini, Tommy Hilfiger and la Perla. Its opening in 1994 may have been slightly premature because...  Read More

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Greek Corner
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Greek Corner is like a Greek island but situated in Prague. This is your shop if you suddenly crave Mediterranean food. Thick black Kalamata olives, thick sheep yoghurt and pine honey from the island of Thassos to sweeten it or creamy feta...  Read More

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The Praha Thrift Store is an excellent spot to grab a bargain. When you buy here you help people in need and you save the planet by reducing waste. You also help yourself because prices are low and quality is high. The clothes section stocks...  Read More

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Antik Petit
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Tucked away in a side street off Vinohradska Avenue, Antik Petit is a tiny shop specializing in antique textiles. The shop owner Mrs Olga Bystronov�olicits items from homes all over the Czech Republic. The younger generation wants to move...  Read More


Meet Marianne Crone

Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

Now retired, Marianne is still an...  More About Marianne

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