The Prague Easter markets taking place at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, run from 16th March – 7th April, so there is still time to visit Prague for a few days to experience this lively and colourful annual Czech festivity.
For shoppers, the two squares are filled with authentic wooden stalls selling local handcrafted goods, such as glassware, jewellery, candles, wooden toys and beautifully made puppets and dolls. You can also watch traditional food being made, and sample local delicacies such as ‘Trdelnik’ (hot pastries), or tasty barbecued sausages or ham roasted on a spit – all to be washed down with Czech beer, or a hot drink, such as mulled wine. Stages have been erected so guests can also be treated to folk music and dancers in traditional costume.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the markets are the brightly coloured, hand-painted Easter eggs, which can be personalized for visitors with a name or special message. For children, there is a special cabin with children’s workshops with Easter themed activities, including painting eggs and flower pots.
We have a charming 3 bedroom apartment still available for the dates 1st – 5 April, which we are offering at a special price of €340 per night (3 nights’ minimum stay). It is on the top floor of a Rococo palace, dating back to 1786, and recently renovated throughout. It is in a superb location, just steps from the Church of St. Nicholas on the Little Quarter Square in the heart of historic Prague and a few minutes from Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and other prominent historic sights.