Slovansky Dum Shopping and Entertainment Centre
Slovansky Dum Shopping Centre is located in the middle of Prague on na Prikope, a busy shopping street. The Slovansky Dum shopping arcade is trendy and very much high end. This shopping paradise comprises a garden with restaurants, a gigantic cinema and a shopping centre with good mix of shops and boutiques. Yet Slovansky Dum is first and foremost an entertainment centre with restaurants, wine bars and a 10-screen. Shopping in Slovansky Dum is more than a purchase!
Slovansky Dum: shopping for connoisseurs
Slovanský Dum is yet another shopping mall on Prikope Street. This is true but shopping here is a completely different experience from Koruna, Cerna Ruze or Myslbek shopping centres. Slovansky Dum offers high-end fashion and accessories, prestigious labels such as Weekend MaxMara, Nike, Wolford, Baldinini and many more. Slovansky Dum is also home to the largest Nike store in Central Europe and the first American Vintage store in the Czech Republic. Don’t be fooled by the name-American Vintage – this is a French label.
There is no better place to have lunch, dinner or just a coffee than under shady trees in Slovansky Dum’s garden. Here are restaurants with an international cuisine: from Brazilian to Italian and Szechuan food, plus vegetarian/vegan Dhaba Beas. The Crystal Gardens Restaurant and cocktail bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, making it a popular brunch destination in the area. There is also a wine bar with a wide selection of international wines, and in the summer you can get an ice cream at Puro Gelato.
Slovansky Dum: French Garden
It is the building that makes Slovanský Dum special. This complex of buildings rests on a medieval foundation. The current building was created in the 17th century when it was given a Baroque makeover. At the same time, the French garden in the middle of the complex was laid-out. In 1997, the whole complex was restored and is now a mix of ancient splendor and modernity. The garden is in the middle of the complex and surrounded by restaurants, bars and cafes, all of which have outdoor terraces in summer.
Slovansky Dum: Multiplex Cinema
The top attraction of Slovanský Dum is the multiplex cinema with ten screens, seven of which are digital and three for 3D film. Czech films are regularly on the program, and also English films with Czech subtitles.
Slovansky Dum: Brief History
The history of Slovanský dům goes back hundreds of years. Cheese was made here in the fourteenth century. For some time it was an arsenal and Jan Žižka, the one-eyed Hussite leader, slept here (more on Jan Žižka). Over the years, the building has been owned by knights and noblemen, as well as craftsmen. The current facade dates from the late eighteenth century. The covered passage was established in the nineteenth century and was a popular outing in those days. After World War II, the building was a social meeting point with a restaurant, parties, balls, dance classes and conferences. (more on Prague covered passages).
Slovansky Dum is in the shopping area of Prague’s Nove Mesto district, on the popular shopping street na Prikope and near Wenceslas Square.
Address: Slovanský Dum, na prikope 22, Prague
Opening hours of the shops: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Opening hours of the restaurants: daily from 10.00 – 23.00 or 24.00 and cinema 11.30 – 24.00, cafes from 09:00 – 23:00.
Nearest metro stations: Mustek (line A and B) and namesti Republiky (line B).
Photos: Marianne Crone