Magical flea and craft markets in Czechia
The market season is in full swing across Czechia. In this article, we present the best craft and flea markets. These are places where you can buy some unique trinkets that no one else will have, as well as gifts for fun for just a few crowns. The choice is huge and the atmosphere is unbeatable. And don't forget to haggle with a smile at the flea market!

Art, design and local specialities

The largest regular flea market in Czechia, where you can get everything from porcelain to paintings and vintage shoes, is held in Prague in the U Elektry industrial zone in Vysočany. It's quite a way from the historical centre, and note that it can be difficult to park there at busy times.

The whole space has a truly unique atmosphere. You can enjoy it every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. And remember, first come, first served. The best things tend to go first.

There are several other art markets and craft fairs well worth checking out in Prague. You can immerse yourself in a world of creativity during the UmTrhů, or ArtMarkets, in the centre of Prague, opposite the Rudolfinum and the Museum of Decorative Arts.

The Extravaganza Antiques Fair offers treasures of all kinds and ages from more than 70 exhibitors. You can find it in the charming setting of the New Town Hall in the centre of Prague. The next fair will take place from 21 to 24 November.

Good old handicrafts

The Beroun pottery market is well worth a visit, not only for all lovers of handicrafts. The town of Beroun itself, located near the ever-popular Karlštejn castle and on the way to Plzeň, the capital of Czechia’s golden nectar, is a beautiful and place and its surrounding countryside is even prettier. In the centre of the town, on the picturesque historical square, lined with cafés and shops, you can buy quality porcelain, ceramics and pottery during the fair. Not to mention the fact that you can taste a variety of culinary treats at the market. The next craft fairs in Beroun will take place on 11 and 12 June.

MINT Markets for design lovers are held in many towns and cities. They’re a great place to find original fashion, jewellery or accessories from renowned Czech designers. The next MINT market in Prague will take place on 16 June and on 5 July in the beautiful town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dyzajn Market is Prague's largest designer market, where you can get yourself some stylish threads and some unique designer gear. This year it’ll be held at the Prague Exhibition Grounds from 18 to 19 May. By the way, you'll be in the heart of the Holešovice district, in a historical slaughterhouse that has since been converted into a vibrant market. Besides lots of other things, you can buy top-quality local and farm produce.

Markets at the château gardens

You can also buy some arty designer works from Czechia’s finest artists during the two-day festival Křehký Mikulov (24 – 26 May) in the picturesque little town of Mikulov in South Moravia, which is definitely worth a visit in itself. Mikulov has an amazing château, with views of the surrounding vineyards, local specialties and a wholly unique atmosphere.

The outdoor flea market is a good opportunity to visit the romantic château in Polná. This year’s markets will be held on Sundays (9 June, 14 July and 11 August). The same goes for Libochovice Château on the banks of the Ohře River, which is not far from Prague and is a lovely place for a walk through the stunning garden with its greenhouses. Markets with a tradition dating back 50 years are held all over the village of Ředhošt’. They take place every Sunday from early morning and really sell everything: from flowers, clothes, to works of art and live animals.