Looking for the ultimate shopping experience in Prague? In this blog post, I wanted to share with you my favourite 11 shopping centres in the centre of Prague that offer the best in fashion, dining, and entertainment. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast, a foodie, or just want to do some window shopping, Prague shopping centres have something for everyone.
Many of the city’s best shopping centres are conveniently located above or in close proximity to metro stations and you can easily find them.
If you are used to shopping in UK, you’ll be also pleasantly surprised that the shops stay open until 9 am every single day, including Saturday and Sunday. This makes it easier if you forget something to pack for your trip to Prague or if you run out of things to do in the evening! The only time these large shopping centres are closed is on the main Czech public holidays, but that’s only a handful of days a year.
In this blog post I’ve focused on the large shopping centres close to Prague centre or Prague airport, but there are many more on the outskirts of Prague (and I’ve listed them at the end of this blog post).
Alongside the larger shopping centres, there are also numerous smaller ones that are more like shopping arcades or passages, so I’ve listed my favourite ones for you here too. I should also mention, that if you wan the top luxury brands, you need to visit the Parizska Street (just off the Old Town Square) where you find all the designer brands (which are not in any of the regular shopping centres).
1. Palladium Shopping Centre
Location: Namesti Republiky, Prague 1, Old Town – just outside the Namesti Republiky underground station on line B and also tram stop no. 6, 15 etc.
Palladium is one of the largest shopping centres in the Prague and Czech Republic and it’s based in the former army barracks, which are now protected as a historic monument. The interior of the building has undergone significant changes during the reconstruction process and little of the original structure remains, although you can see the foundations on the lower floor.
There are over 200 shops here and you can find everything you need here, including clothing, shoes, books, food, cosmetics, electronics, sporting goods, and toys. The shops include well-known chains such as H&M, Douglas, Marc O’Polo, Marks & Spencer, Mango, Deichmann, and Orsay, as well as smaller boutiques and local Czech brands.
Palladium also has over 20 different restaurants, including Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Nordsee, and Pizza Hut.
Navigating Palladium can be a sometimes a bit of a challenge because the escalators are often going only up or down, but I guess that’s just their way of keeping you shopping for longer! If you are looking for the restrooms, there are quite hidden either in the lowest part of the building or right on the top floor. These are one of few toilets in centre of Prague that are still free of charge.
Palladium also has the largest underground parking garage in the city centre, with 900 parking spaces available 24/7 in the basement.
2. Kotva Department Store
Location: Náměstí Republiky 656/8, Old Town, Prague 1 – just outside the metro’s yellow line B, Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square) stop.
Kotva Department Store, which means “anchor” in English, is situated directly across from Palladium Shoping Centre. It was built between 1970 and 1975 by a Swedish construction company and designed by a pair of Czech architects, which was an unusual collaboration at the time. The department store’s floor plan is made out of several interconnected hexagons, resembling honeycombs, and was intended to symbolize abundance and wealth under socialism. In April 2019, Kotva was designated as a Czech cultural monument due to its historical significance as one of the oldest department stores in the Czech Republic.
Kotva Deparment Store focuses on upscale goods from traditional and world-renowned brands, including Baker Street, Bugatti, Elegance, Gil Santucci, Villeroy & Boch, and top Czech designers and makers. There is also play area for children, mini golf and a large retro museum on the top floor.
When I was growing up, Kotva was the most upmarket and the best department store in Prague – the only other two were Maj (currently being re-developed) and Labut (re-cently re-developed, but opened with fewer shops than before). To give you an understanding of how Kotva exists in a slightly parallel world, until recently, there was a large shop with real fur coats and accessories with prices that would make your eyes water!
Go there for un-hurried shopping and for the retro museum, which is great! The restaurant has a roof top where you can get fantastic view of Prague’s historic centre.
3. Florentinum Shopping Passage
Location: Na Florenci 2116/15, Prague 1, New Town – entrance is opposite the historic Labut Department Store, which is about 5-10 minutes away from Florenc Underground station on line B, or about 5-7 minutes from Namesti Republiky Underground Station. You can also access the shopping passage from the square area next to the Masarykovo Train Station.
Florentinum is a contemporary shopping center (or more of a shopping passage) opened only about 15 years ago.
The shopping centre has smaller Albert supermarket and both local brands and international brands such as Koscom (watches), Luxor (books), Notino (perfumes) Rossmann (beauty & cosmetics) and more
There are also a few restaurants including sushi, fruit & smoothie bar, vegetarian restaurant, Japanese and Chinese food restaurant and Mexican food. You can also find Starbucks next to the large courtyard garden, which is lovely and shady in the summer.
4. Slovanský dům
Location: Na Prikope, Old Town, Prague 1 – 5 minutes walk from the Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square) on the yellow underground B line
Slovanský dům was originally built in the Baroque style between 1695 and 1700. From 1875 to 1945, it served as the headquarters of the German House Association and was the center of social life for the German-speaking population in Prague. In 1997, the complex was renovated and converted into a commercial and office centre.
There are mainly luxury shopping brands and also upmarket restaurants and cafes, like the Ambiente. If I want to buy an luxury chocolate I always head over to the Steiner & Kovarik Chocolate Shop, that has some amazing single origins chocolate bars.
Slovanský dům also houses a modern multiplex cinema with 10 theatres, which is a great place to catch the latest films in original (English) version, as all the other cinemas in the centre of Prague are more of a art cinemas showing mostly Czech and art films (sometimes it’s English version with Czech subtitles).
One thing I really like about this shopping centre is the hidden French-style garden where you can relax, enjoy coffee or read a book.
Location: Na Příkopě 1096/19, Prague 1, Old Town – few minutes from Mustek Underground Stop on yellow line B, and green line A
Myslbek is a shopping center located on Na Příkopě street, which connects the Old Town with the New Town. The whole street is lined with different shops and smaller shopping passages. The Myslbek centre itself has about 20 shops that offer a mix of well-known chain stores such as H&M, Gant, Calvin Klein, Guess, Karl Lagerfeld, and smaller boutiques.
6. Pasáž Černá Růže – Black Rose Shopping Passage
Location: Na Příkopě 853/12, Prague 1, Old Town – about 5-7 minutes walk from Namesti Republiky Underground station or Mustek Underground station (line B or A)
Pasáž Černá Růže, which translates to “Black Rose Passage,” is a historic shopping centre located in a baroque building from the 1840s. Despite only the facade of the building remaining intact, this shopping passage has been operating since 1932 and is one of the oldest in Prague. It’s nice to see some of the original features from the 30s kept here, although the beautiful round staircase is long gone.
The shopping passage has more luxury shops, including well-known brands like Adidas, Pierre Cardin, Guy Laroche, Bugatti, Roberto Cavalli, and more. In addition to clothing, shoes, and leather jackets you can also find jewellery and accessories shops there.
One of the main attractions of Pasáž Černá Růže is the Moser store on the top floor. The store’s original interior, antique furniture, and chandeliers create a museum-like atmosphere. You can browse a large selection of drinking glasses and decorative items made by Moser Glassworks, as well as china from Bernardaud, Herend, and Lladro.
There are are also few stylish coffee bars including the cute Mad rabbit – Macarons Bar and Italian delicatessen shop, which comes highly recommended. You can also have your nail or hair done as the top floor has quite a few different service based business there.
7. OC Quadrio
Location: Spálená 2121/22, New Town, Prague 1 – Narodni station – Trams 9, 22 etc. and underground line B – 5-10 minutes walk from the Old Town Square
OC Quadrio shopping centre in Prague offers more than 60 shops, restaurants, and services across two underground and two above-ground floors . The complex was constructed between 2012 and officially opened on October 31st, 2014, and it also includes public facilities such as the metro.
The shops in the centre include a mix of boutiques, a bookshop, a pet center, and other useful shops. There is a small supermarket on the lower ground and the top floor has self-service and fast food restaurants. Just outside the centre in the small square, you can see Kafka’s Rotating Head Statue.
8. Novy Smichov
Location: Plzenska 8, Smichov, Prague 5 – Andel Station – Trams 5, 7, 9 ,10, 12, 15 ,16, 20 and underground line B – about 10 minutes from the centre of Prague
Nový Smíchov shopping center has over 150 shops, including retail outlets, restaurants, and a very large Tesco hypermarket. It was opened in 2001 and has become a popular destination, with around 21 million shoppers each year. The lower part of the centre has one of the biggest Tesco supermarkets in Prague and the rest are mainly clothes, shoe and jewellery shops. There is a very large Decathlon there (great for walking shoes, outdoor clothes and equipment), also Marks & Spencer. The top floor has fast food & self-service restaurants as well as a multiplex cinema showing the most recent films.
There are also lots of shops around the shopping centre on streets around it as well as regular Farmer’s Markets at Andel Underground station.
9. Atrium Flora
Location: Vinohradská 2828/151, Prague 3, Zizkov – Flora stop – tram 13, 11 or underground line A – this is about 20-25 minutes from the Old Town Square
Atrium Flora is another larger scale modern shopping centre located just outside central Prague in the interesting Zizkov District. This shopping centre has 120 shops that offer a mix of local and international brands. Some of the well-known stores include Calzedonia, DM, Butlers, Fischer, Claire’s, Intimissimi, Luxor, Relax, Sephora, Tschibo, and many more. The food court is on the top floor and has plenty of choice for everyone.
The top floor also has an multiplex cinema including IMAX 3D cinema so that you can catch the latest movies. The ground floor has a large Albert Supermarket, which is open until midnight every day.
10. OC Šestka
Location: Fajtlova 1090, Prague 6 – Obchodni Centrum Sestka – bus 191, 100, 119 – 5 minutes from the Prague Airport on the way to Prague centre
I thought I’d also mention Sestka Shopping Centre, because it’s only 5 minutes away from the Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and any bus that you need to take to the centre from the airport stops there. This is particularly useful, if you’ve forgot something at home, you were surprised by the weather and need more clothes or your flight has been delayed or you have a lot of spare time before your flight. Either way, it’s a good shopping centre to bear in mind, just in case it’s needed.
OC Šestka has around 100 shops, including a food hypermarket and various stores offering fashion accessories, jewelry, apparel, household goods, and sports items. Some popular brands and stores within the center include CCC, Humanic, DM, Dermacol, Yves Rocher, Sephora, and BiOOO.cz . The shopping center was opened on May 8th, 2013.
11. POP Airport – Premium Outlet Prague Airport
Location: Ke Kopanině 421, 252 67 Tuchoměřice, Tuchoměřice,Outlet, bus 312, 319, 322, 356
Premium Outlet Prague Airport, also known as POP Airport, was open in 2018 and it’s a shopping outlet and entertainment center few minutes away from the Prague’s Václav Havel Airport. There are over 200 brands with discounts ranging from 30 to 80 percent.
There are also few restaurants and cafes, but not as many as in the regular shopping centres. This shopping outlet is great if you are after a high end clothing, shoes or accessories, but there are no every day or what I would call practical type of shops here.
Large shopping centres outside the centre of Prague
These shopping centres are always based outside the underground stations and are large sizes shopping centres like Paladium or Novy Smichov with shops, restaurants, cinemas. All are open from 9 am – 9 pm every day.
- Arkady Pankrac
- Novy Zlicin
- Westfield Chodov
- Cerny Most
This blog post was originally written on 18 December 2023 and last updated on 18 December 2023
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