Wheelchair-friendly Shopping Tips in Prague

Wheelchair-friendly shopping in Prague is no problem because the main shopping areas, Wenceslas Square and Na Prikope, are pedestrianized. Start shopping on Wenceslas Square in front of the National Museum because the square slopes down, unnoticed, but you will notice when going ‘up’ towards the museum. Entering individual stores poses no problems.
The shopping streets in the old town, Karlova street and Celetna street, are narrow, quite bumpy and crowded with ambling tourists. Parizska Street is the most expensive shopping street in Prague with branches of major fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior and others. The sidewalks here are paved with mosaic cobblestones and a bit bumpy.

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Wheelchair-friendly Shopping Malls in Prague Centre

1. Palladium, Namesti Republiky
Enter via the main entrance on the square (namesti Republiky), the side entrances have a few steps. Right next to the main entrance, immediately to the right is a wide lift, underground parking garage is accessed by ramp from Revoluční Street.
* With 200 shops and 32 cafes, restaurants, fast-food outlets, Palladium is the largest shopping mall in the centre of Prague. The Food Court on the fifth floor has a wide choice of dishes from all over the world. Very special is restaurant Vytopna where your meal and drinks are brought to your table by computer-controlled model trains.

2. Kotva, Namesti Republiky 8
Entering is no problem, but the lift is less than a meter wide, parking garage entrance from Králodvorská Street
* Although wheelchair-confined cannot easily go to the upper floors, it’s worth popping in because of Kotva’s eye-catching construction. The ceiling is supported by octagonal pillars that resemble umbrellas. Kotva is an upmarket store.

3. Cerna Ruze, Na prikope 12
Shopping on the ground floor is not a problem, but the lift is only 90 cm wide. There are toilets for the disabled, but they are down a few steps.
* A good combination of expensive and less expensive shops, including international chains and boutiques. The Moser crystal shop on the ground floor is more than worth a visit

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4. Myslbek, Na Prikope 19
The ground floor is reached without obstacles. The lift is quite small and less than one meter wide.
* Myslbek looks attractive and modern from the outside. The range and number of shops is somewhat disappointing.

5. Slovansky Dum, Na Prikope 22
Easily accessible because the shops are only on the ground floor.
Slovansky Dum is chic and trendy, a combination of shopping centre with up-market shops, cinema and garden with restaurants.

6. Quadrio, Spalena 22
The main entrance on Spalena Street is unsuitable due to a number of steps. The back entrance on Vladislavova is without obstacles. The lift is immediately on the left but only one meter wide.
* With some sixty stores, Quadrio is small compared to other malls in Prague. However, it is worth going if only to see the artwork ‘K on Sun’ by Czech artist David Cerny. It is a rotating sculpture depicting Franz Kafka’s head. You will not easily overlook it because it is 11 meters high. You will find it in the square in front of the back entrance on Vladislavova Street.

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Parking garages in the centre

Parking in the streets in Prague centre is virtually impossible because the entire centre is a blue zone district and only for permit holders. A convenient parking garages for the Wenceslas Square and Na prikope shopping areas are the Kotva or the Palladium parking garages, both are on namesti Republiky. The parking garage at Karlovo namesti is very wheelchair friendly, but from here it is quite a long walk to the shopping area.

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Wheelchair-friendly Shopping Malls away from the centre

In total there are about thirty shopping centres in Prague. Most are in the suburbs, often at the last metro station. There are always large parking lots and lifts to get to the upper floors. The restaurants are usually on the top floor and often set up as a food court.

1. Premium Outlet Prague Airport, after Kopanine 421
All shops are on the ground floor. Parking with 2400 places. Wheelchair rental at the information desk.
* With 70 stores and 200 premium brands with outlet prices, POP is a unique shopping experience. A perfect mix of well-known brands such as Calvin Klein, Pepe Jeans and Gant, United Colors of Benetton. Several coffee bars and an outside terrace with a view of arriving and departing planes. The engine showroom is full of classic cars. POP doesn’t look like an ‘ordinary’ shopping mall. You shop in ‘streets’ that resemble shopping shops in the historic centre of Prague.

2. Fashion Arena Outlet, Zamenhofova 40
All shops are on the ground floor. The shopping centre is in the shape of an arena with a large parking lot in the middle.
* With more than 100 branded boutiques, Fashion Arena is a shopping and bargain paradise. Discounts of 50 to 70% are quite normal. You’ll find Tommy Hilfiger, Mustang, Mango, Guess, Esprit and many more here. There is also plenty of opportunity for something to eat and drink, Chinese, Japanese and burgers made of organic meat from Czech farms.

3. Europark, Nakupni 3
Wheelchair-friendly, wheelchair rental at the information desk, parking available
* Europark is right next to Fashion Outlet Arena: wide range of shops including fashion, perfume, cosmetics, books, shoes and children’s clothing. Children from 3 to 10 years old are welcome at Pirate Island with toys, a climbing wall, interactive games and a children’s cinema.

Opening hours of shops in the centre of Prague

* Shopping malls from 09.00 / 09.00 to 20.00 / 21.00 / 22.00
* Large supermarkets from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. / 10 p.m.
* Smaller shops from 7am / 8am to 6pm / 7pm
* Small supermarkets and greengrocers from 07:00 to 22:00 / 23:00.
* All shops in Prague are open Monday to Saturday. Shops in the tourist centre and major shopping malls also on Sundays

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