Flea Markets in Central Prague
Flea markets in Prague: be sure to go to one of the many flea markets because no matter how many you visit, each time you are bound to find exclusive gems. Rummage through piles of Cd’s, vinyls, retro fashion and knick-knacks. Prague flea markets are the ideal place to bargain for the perfect souvenir to take home. What’s more they often often double as Farmers’ Markets selling organic products and produce.
When you are looking for a flea market in Prague, you are lucky because the city has several, although some are way out in the suburbs. The flea markets at Tylova Namesti and Naplavka – Rasinovo embankment are close to central Prague and easy to reach by tram. If you love 1960s and 1970s stuff, you will enjoy the flea markets in Prague to your heart’s content. The Czechs are stripping their homes of everything that is old-fashioned and reminds them of Communist days, but what we call retro and vintage.
Flea Market in Central Prague
This Naplavka Flea Market is one of the best places to stock up on goods your grandmother stowed away in her attic. Take tram 2, 3, 7 or 17 to the Palackeho namesti stop. The flea market is located on Rasinovo Embankment and open on Saturdays from March to the end of October from 09.00-15.00 .
Against the backdrop of the Vltava River and Prague Castle the Rasinova flea market is not only an opportunity to find second-hand treasures you desperately need or don’t need at all, this flea market is also a gourmet event. Numerous food stalls intermingle with a mishmash of trinkets, alarm clocks, stuffed animals, jewelry from your grandmother’s days, old books, shoes, clothes, glassware and a thousand other want haves.
Flea Markets in the Vinohrady District
The Vinohrady district is right behind the National Museum on Wenceslas Square. Take tram 7, 4 or 22 to Namesti Miru or tram 4, 11 or 22 to Tylovo namesti to visit the two flea markets in Vinohrady.
1. Tylovo Flea Market on Tylovo namesti (Square)
Open: mMiddle of March to end October Friday 11.00-17.00, Saturday and Sunday 08.00-15.00
Buyers, viewers and browsers all try their luck at the Tylovo flea market in Prague. What is junk to one, is invaluable to the other. This flea market has a limited number of vendors so that you can make a wise choice. True to say the items on offer are not unique. The same stuff you will find in the Prague antique shops. Not the upmarket ones in the historic centre, but those small antique-cum-junk shops in the suburbs.
2. Flea Market namesti Miru, Vinohrady
Open last Saturday in the month from March to October 09.00-16.00
The flea market on Namesti Miru is a monthly affair and a mix of professional dealers, private sellers. Very special are the stalls that sell hand-crafted jewelry and clothing. This flea market is well-known for its wide range of items: antique books, vintage bags and clothing, household fixtures, war memorabilia. Very affordable prices especially if you have good haggling skills. There are also a few food stalls and plenty of restaurants and cafes on the square.
Flea Markets Open All Year
Two flea markets are open all year u Elektry (formerly known as Kolbenova) and The Zizkov Terminal flea market. The markets in central Prague are closed in winter.
1. Flea Market u Elektry, tram 8 en 25 u Elektry stop
Address: u Elektry 7
Open Saturday and Sunday 06.00-14.00 all year
U Elektry is the largest flea market in Prague. Arrive early as a number of sellers often leave before the official closing time. This flea market is a true treasure trove. You will find here true gems like washing machines to winter tires, cigarettes, perfume, canned vegetables, army clothing, bicycles, you name it and it is there. Some sell from the boots of their cars, others from plastic sheets spread on the ground and some from stalls. Vintage clothing, books and paintings are spread among the topsy-turvy piles. Since the market is open air, it is best to visit u Elektry in fine weather – as many stallholders will not bother to brave the rain. There is a small entrance fee of about €1
2. Zizkov Terminal Flea Market in the former goods station of Zizkov, metro lijn A to Zelivskeho or tram 9, 10, 11 to Nákladové Nádraží Žižkov stop.
Address: Jana Zelivskeho 11
Open Friday 11.00-17.00, Saturday and Sunday 08.00-15.00, all year
PERMANENTLY CLOSED, the area is being redeveloped for housing
More than 400 stalls brimful with clothing, bric-a-brac, vintage, electronics and furniture and also stamps, coins and old banknotes and much more. The Zizkov flea market is a competitor to u Elektry with the advantage of being much closer to the centre of Prague and easier to reach than u Elektry. There are also food stands with grilled sausages, beer and other typical Czech delicacies.
photos Marianne Crone