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Prague Gets Two New Regular Weekend Markets

Published on October 20th, 2016 in Shopping

  • Vintage and antique finds from MINT market (Photo: Kuzmarkt / Facebook)

  • Original art at UMtrh (Photo: UMtrh / Facebook)

  • Local design jewelry (Photo: UMtrh / Facebook)

  • Both markets offer fun for foodies (Photo: MINT / Facebook)

  • More vintage pieces by Kuzmarkt (Photo: Kuzmarkt / Facebook)

Prague's seasonally held design markets are a lot of fun and typically take place in cool historic spaces (see my post about one here); they really give visitors a great chance to get a feel local designers with plenty of local eats, great coffee, and stuff for kids to do.


Two markets recently announced that they are going permanent, meaning that Prague will join the ranks of cities like London where regular flea markets and bazaars are a permanent part of the cityscape.


Formerly known as Prague Fashion Market, MINT weekend market, opened on October first and is being held every Saturday at the Holešovice Market grounds in hall 13 from 9:00-18:00.



Mint Weekend Market (Photo: MINT / Facebook)


The list of vendors is long—from playful Akari skirts to funky vintage finds from Kuzmarkt—and in addition there will be a lot of opportunities for foodies to try Prague's trendiest eats from banh-mi sandwiches to cupcakes.


A bit more centrally located, look for UMtrh to open on Pařížská in front of the Hotel Intercontinental the last weekend of every month through the holidays (October 29-30, November 25-26, and December 16-17).


The oddly named market which blends the Czech word for “art” (umění) with the Czech word for “market” (trh) is billing itself as an art-design-antique-vintage market and will specialize in original art work, jewelry, and antique finds with, this being the Czech Republic, plentiful beer vendors.


UMtrh Market (Photo: UMtrh / Facebook)


It is open Saturdays from 12-21 and Sundays from 12:00-16:00; Saturday evenings will feature live performances and entertainment.


It's never too early to start your Christmas shopping as both markets are sure to offer unique souvenirs and gifts not to mention loads of atmosphere for anyone who wants to get a feel for how fashionable locals spend their weekend.