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Prague Shopping

Shopping in Prague can be disappointing - or compensating - relying upon the approach. Western chains and expansive stores around Wenceslas Square don't offer deals. Search out the littler shops, peruse around and after that disparage the caf�s when everything turns out to be excessively.

Most markets just offer nourishment. Best for makes, hand weaving, cowhide merchandise and beguiling wooden toys are Havelska, Prague 1 and the specialty slows down in Staromestske namesti. Christmas Markets all through December are brilliant for presents yet be careful the quality of the hot grog and the expert pickpockets.

Czech gem and dish sets are great and regularly speak to a great degree great esteem. There are sufficient shops to spend a whole day on this by itself. Modest Czech precious stone adornments can be found all through the city. Czech garnets are viewed as the world's ideal; Gran�t, Dlouha 30, Prague 1, are the authorities. Golden (jantar) can likewise be a deal, however adhere to the Baltic assortment; Russian shops offer a significantly more weak, over-estimated assortment. Indeed, even in the business sectors it is conceivable to discover excellent and one of a kind wood and earthenware pieces.

The early post-Revolution days when impeccable bits of Art Nouveau Daum, Loetz glass or an arrangement of dueling guns could be obtained at one-6th of their esteem are a distant memory, yet collectibles still can be great buys. Jan Hunrk Starozitnosti, Parizska 1, Prague 1, offers lovely Czech glass from the eighteenth century to 1930s Art Deco. Alma, Vamentinsk� 7, Prague 1, has practical experience in porcelain, ribbon and society ensembles. Far from the inside, Bazars - celebrated garbage shops - can once in a while turn up genuine discovers; time is expected to look them out however the prizes can be advantageous.

Curator books and prints stay great purchases yet costs are rising. Antikvari�t Galerie Mustek, 28, R�jna 13, Prague 1, and Antikvari�t Karel Krenek, Celetn� 31, Prague 1, both offer an astounding choice. Antikvari�t Parizska, Parizska 8, Prague 1, represents considerable authority in prints and maps from the sixteenth to nineteenth hundreds of years. Traditional music CDs are regularly low in cost. The best choices are at Bonton Megastore, Palace Koruna, Vaclavske namesti 1, Prague 1 and Bontonland (Supraphon), Jungmannova 20, Prague 1; Supraphon, the privatized state recording organization draws on an abundance of shocking Czech music in its chronicles.

Opening hours differ generally: Monday to Friday 0800-10.00 to 1700-20.00 and on Saturday 1000-1400. Numerous vacationer shops and bigger stores now stay open on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Most territories of the city have no less than one 24-hour (relentless) sustenance shop. Practically everything closes on open occasions.

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