CHECKING OUT HAVELS MARKET 


BY ANNABEL EASTON

Two rows of stalls line the road at one of Pragues best flea markets. Located just a few minutes walk off Old Town Square, you can find anything from furs to paintings, toys to fruit, biscuits and ornaments at Havelske Trziste market. 

Though it’s famously well known as a tourist spot, there’s as many locals as tourists perusing the assortment of stalls. Busy on most days of the week, it’s easy to get drawn in to the lure of the wares, with a large range of gifts to catch your eye. Prices vary but with such a variety, it’s easy enough to find a little something for the right price. 

The people of the market are just as interesting, with many of them coming from all around the world, selling handmade products alongside the touristy objects you usually find in souviner shops.

I found myself buying a painting for only 150 czk, roughly £4-£5 from a Russian busker, as well as ornaments and fridge magnets for my family at home.

The market is definitely worth a visit, if only for the experience alone to get a taste of the locals in Prague. If you’re looking for a gift, then you’re guaranteed to find something unique and affordable that can’t be bought in the local souviner shop. 

To find the market, turn off Old Town Square down Melantrichova street and turn right for a bargain worth remembering. 

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