Baroque Passages and Modern Shopping Malls, Prague is Made for Shopping

Uninspiring  shops and empty shelves belong to the past. Shopping has become a favorite pastime of all Czech people. It is a culture that is nourished. The generous shopping hours, from 09.00 - 21.00 make shopping an almost round-the-clock pleasure. If you are really desperate at 2 am, Tesco near Zlicin metro station and Tesco in Letnany Shopping Center are open 24/7.

Prague shopping malls are hidden in age-old passages and arcades in the Old Town and New Town. They brim with fashionable boutiques, wine shops, art shops and a plethora of cafes. You will find modern multi-storey shopping malls away from the center in the Vinohrady district and at the end of metro lines.

Centrum Chodov is one of the largest modern malls. Its only drawback is that it is not in the center but with 211 shops to choose from, it is difficult where to start your shopping experience. Equally interesting is Palladium even though this shopping center has only 200 shops. The twenty restaurants make up for this small inconvenience. Palladium is your best choice when shopping in the center of Prague. It is conveniently situated at the end of Na Prikope shopping street.

This list of 10 shopping malls will help you to find the best.



Cerna Ruze
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Cerna Ruze means in the Black Rose and is one of the oldest shopping centers in Prague. Located in a beautiful Baroque building, of which only the front is still intact, it is popular by both locals and visitors. This is where you buy Bohemian...  Read More

Europark Shopping Center
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Europark has an abundance of shops including fashion, accessories and shoe stores, shops with baby and children's clothes, pet shops, bookshops, cosmetic and perfume stores. You will find here international stores like H&M, Wrangler, Lee, and...  Read More

My narodni
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My department store started life in Communist days and was named Maj. It changed hands and the new owner was Kmarkt, but after the end of socialism Prague was not yet ready for western-style shops. British Tesco became the next owner and made it...  Read More

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Arkady Pankrac
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Located in the residential area of Pankrac, Arkady Pankras has become one of the best shopping destinations in Prague. With 125 shops, it is one of the largest shopping malls in the city. You will find here fashion shops, perfume and jewelry...  Read More

Novy Smichov Shopping Center
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Novy Smichov Shopping Center is right in the heart of the Smichov district and almost next to metro station Andel. Novy Smichov is bright and airy. Three floors of shops provide shopping fun for an hour, an afternoon or a day, especially when...  Read More

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With over 30 shops, Myselbek shopping Center is paradise for shopaholics. Built in 1996, it was one of the first shopping malls in Prague. This modern glass building blends well with the classical facades of the other houses and shops in Na...  Read More

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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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Five floors brimming with 180 shops and 20 restaurants a true Mecca for shoppers. Palladium is not only a shopping paradise,its architecture is also impressive. The building used to an army barracks which had been neglected. Palladium Shopping...  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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Centrum Chodov
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If you're the kind of shopper who likes to go shop-hopping far away from the tourist crowd, then head to Centrum Chodov. This huge shopping center is filled with 213 fashionable shops. Browse shop after shop in search of that special find at a...  Read More


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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.

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