Havel's Market
Havel's Market
3.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • bridge • 3 min walk
  • national Ave • 5 min walk
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3.5
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Jak
Worthing, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The prices of souvenirs at this market were amazing and from other shops I have visited across Prague, they were unbeatable. Fridge magnets cost about £0.70 equivalent for example. Do not look else where, could not recommend highly enough. Such a high variety of gifts from chocolate to paintings. There are gifts for everyone.
Written February 11, 2020
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Tracy R
Aberdeenshire, UK177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited in May 2022, there were about 15-20 stalls selling a variety of local items, souvenirs and fresh produce and fruits.

The stalls were crowded but the service was quick when we purchased items. I recommend the fresh fruit as it was lovely and so fresh! Worth a visit during your trip to Prague.
Written June 13, 2022
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Havel's Market is a nice market in the center of Prague.

The market looks as a tourists' heaven with a lot of products.

There are serveral stalls that offer souvenirs such as magnets, all sorts of craft/local items, paintings of Pargue's views and food.
I reckon the prices at this market are honest and they are not overpriced.
I suggest this market! Definitely!
Written April 4, 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Havel Street Market which was fairly close to the Christmas Market at Old Town Square. The difference here is that this is a year-round market, not just open for the Christmas season. While about half of the things here were similar to those in the Christmas Markets, there were also things like fruits and vegetables. Its been there a long time, since 1232!
Written January 17, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We called into the Havel Market when we were visiting Prague.

Its said to be the only preserved market place in Old Town dating back to 1232.

I found it a small and interesting market and certainly worth a quick visit.

Fresh fruit, gifts cosmetics and more.
Written February 10, 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
One of the oldest markets in the city, dating back to 1232. I saw this as part of the walking tour, then visited later on my own. I’m told that the market originally sold only produce, but evolved today as stalls run by locals selling locally made goods. To be honest, I’m sure just how local the stalls are, as many of the shops are selling trinkets and other souvenirs aimed at tourists. The permanent shops arrayed against either side of the central market aren’t much different except that there are more restaurants and cafes.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of shopping, eating and drinking to be done if that’s your thing. Fine if you like doing very touristy type things, but it’s definitely not local.
Written October 12, 2019
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This long market is a mix of tourism affairs and some local (expensive) fruit (baskets of fresh fruits on display with blueberries, raspberries,…). You do not see any local buying at this market, why? We had expected the prices to be cheaper for souvenirs! The sellers where quite friendly. A lot of the handmade puppets and other toys made of wook, leather things ect. Pretty much of the same variety as you would find in the souvenir shops all over Prague. If you are looking for souvenirs or presents for people back home, I think this is one of the best place to go. I expect one can do almost all shopping here and do not have the need to go elsewhere. May be you can find a small picture painted of neglected talent. I would recommend doing a walkthrough if you have the time. After all a nice little market on Havelska Street, and only a few blocks from the Old Town Square.
Written May 21, 2015
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BandanaHandique
Bengaluru, India248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
As has been said by a lot of people, it is a bit touristy. However, it might be the least touristy one considering its location. I bought a lot of souvenirs at almost half the price compared to the small shops in the area, great place to buy some original paintings. It is a colourful market, so taking pictures here is a must.
Written August 17, 2012
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,981 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
A market on a pedestrian street with lots of unremarkable souvenirs. The food tends to be overprices relative to other venues.
Written December 10, 2016
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Bigb67Scotland
Edinburgh, UK2,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
As Prague centre is not exactly cheap, this little market came as a bit of a surprise here. It's situated right between Wencelas square and the old town square. So easy to find as you'll walk right past it, we also visited most days and I began looking at the prices and they were definitely much cheaper than the overpriced tourist shops, so we waited until our last day to pick up our souvenirs and we bought plenty here in the process. Bare in mind though, this market also does fruit especially the fantastic strawberries on offer, as well as other fruit baskets. And we did enjoy these too, now walking around I did notice a lot of the stalls were selling much the same stuff, along with a variety of leather, ceramics, art work etc. It's the kind of market where you'll get like 5 magnets for a ridiculous price and so on, I purchased a hand made wooden astronomical wall clock for 500 CZK which was at least 200 CZK cheaper than any of the shops, and this was one of the large clocks beautifully made and very colourful indeed. The one thing you must also buy is a "Cackling Witch" which everyone is selling here, kids will love it's appeal and would be ideal for any halloween event with it's animated "Cackling Laugh"...!
If you are confident enough try haggling a little it's surprising what you can achieve and save, and the good thing about the traders here is they don't hassle you like some markets around the world, and I've seen plenty of bad ones. I would say this is a very civilised market and everyone is so friendly and patient, as for the fruit, wait until you try the strawberries simply refreshing and tasty.
The one annoying thing though,are fellow tourists, who seem to throng here and it can get very busy just be patient and also be very vigilant against the pickpockets who also operate within, as it's easy pickings for them. Remember it's gangs from outside the Czech Republic who are mainly responsible for this vile trade, as for me I had a compartment opened on my backpack here but it was already empty and they got nothing, I was lucky and so was the guy who tried it, had I caught him..! Having said that have a blast here and save yourself some cash as this is the place to shop and remember they're selling the exact same souvenirs as the shops but a damm sight cheaper...!
There are also plenty of restaurants nearby to put your feet up,plus a little cafe at the end of the market which serves very good coffee/beers at very reasonable prices too.
Written May 14, 2014
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