Prazska Trznice (Prague Market) now, after a face-lift is going by the name River Town, and has been cleaned up but it has also gone by the name of “Vietnamese market” and Holesovice market”. It is a change from the city, and you will find over 40 stalls selling farmer’s fresh products, as well as clothes, bags, T-shirts and more accessories and odds and ends.
You can also pick up new and used and fake name brand clothes and accessories. This market is really large, consisting of a labyrinth of passages, some under cover and some free standing. If you are going to go to any Prague market it should be this one as the one in the middle of town is really just for tourists.
It offers a wider variety of goods and is not touristy. The locals can be seen here buying electrical gadgets, clothes, food, alcohol, odd secondhand objects, sunglasses, arts, crafts spices and Asian goods.
A lot of Asian traders offer goods that have been imported from the East. There are no frills attached here for the benefit of the tourists, but the prices are terribly hiked for their benefit. The trick is – and this is essential – ask the price, act out shock and start walking away, when they call you and ask how much you want to pay show them on their calculate no more than a quarter of the original price. I have bought a bag here that they asked 750 for and I paid 250, a babushka they wanted 650 for I paid 450, and T-shirts they ask 350 for I got for 100. Don’t be shy there is no harm in trying.
Where: Holesovice, 306 Bubenské nábř, Prague 7,
Getting there: If you take line C to the Vltavska metro stop, or get trams 1,3,14 or 25, on exiting the metro turn left and walk about 100 meters.
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00 and Sat 08:00-13:00.
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