Prague may not be Milan or Paris, but still the city is an excellent destination for shopaholics. Both the Old Town and New Town districts brim with shops difficult to resist. Na Prikope and 28 Rijna Streets are the main shopping streets in the New Town of Prague. You will find here international chain stores like Zara, Benetton, Jackpot & Cottonfield, but also lesser-known stores like Destroy for shoes and bags.
Shopping in Na Prikope Street — Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone
Na Prikope and 28 Rijna are pedestrian shopping boulevards, always animated, always lively. You will find here ticket agencies who have special offers if you want to go to a classical concert in the Rudolfinum or in one of the many churches in the city center. Or maybe you prefer to go to an opera or ballet performance in the National Theater?
Apart from the international chain stores, you will find smaller shops specializing in Bohemian crystal. Moser is world famous for its lead-free crystal that sparkles as beautifully as leaded crystal. The Moser store at Na Prikope 12 is the flagship store of the renowned Ludwig Moser glassworks in Karlovy Vary. The Moser collection is exquisite. If you can't afford to buy anything, go in anyway to admire the collection and the stained-glass windows.
Myslbek Shopping Center — Photo courtesy of Marianne Crone
Shopping in Na Prikope Street is not only looking at the shops. Be sure to look up to admire the splendid Art Nouveau and Baroque facades. If you have done enough window-shopping, then visit one or all three shopping malls: Cerna Ruze, Myslbek or Slovansky Dum for even more shopping enjoyment.
If you think shopping is too mundane, go to the Museum of Communism, which will give you insight into what happened in Eastern Europe during Communist rule until 1989.
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