Before you leave for home you will want to go shopping for souvenirs and presents for your loved ones. The range of shops and stores is broad. Usual opening hours are from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on weekdays. Grocery stores usually open earlier. Department stores and shopping malls are open also on weekday evenings and at weekends. Many other stores are open at weekends, especially in the historic city centre, where shops carrying the most famous and demanded goods of Czech production are located – glass, porcelain, ceramics, Czech garnets, wooden toys, marionettes, and handicraft products. On 1 January and 25-26 December, all shops and services are generally closed; only some are closed during the rest of the holiday season. It is possible to pay with credit cards in most shops, a list of which is usually posted at the main entrance. On important holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, fairs with folklore, art, and handicraft products are held in the Old Town and Wenceslas Squares and elsewhere in the city, often accompanied by rich cultural programmes.


American Children Abroad

Ben and Helena Henderson

Prague, Czech Republic

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