“Every month something will happen in the market. The Forman brothers will come, we will join the Open House Prague festival, and we will organise an Easter market, and open a food truck zone. We will also start reconstruction work, we will present a plan for the use of the halls and, of course, we will keep everything that works well. Hall 22 has a great vegetable market, and people can also find a supermarket and an Asian market. The Prague Market is expecting a great year and I invite all residents to visit it,” Pavel Vyhnánek, Deputy Mayor, who is responsible for the development of the Prague Market, said.
A food truck zone with gastronomic specialties will open in late March as part of the celebrations. In cooperation with Trafo Gallery, the Prague Market will also be a venue for sculpture exhibitions in public. On the first day of spring, Saturday markets will begin with spring themes, and they will last until Easter. The market area is also open for short-term rentals and one-off events, including a Balkan food and music festival, and a folklore party called ‘Folklore mejdlo’.
The area of today's Prague Market, formerly the Central Slaughterhouse of the Royal City of Prague, was built in 1893 and inaugurated in 1895. It has been protected as a cultural heritage site since 1993. The area of 103,060 square metres is made up of 40 buildings, which were designed by the architect Josef Srdínek and which have elements of Art Nouveau and Neo-Renaissance styles. The prominent Czech sculptors Bohuslav Schnirch and Čeněk Vosmík designed the two statues of figures with bulls at the entrance.
The grounds of ‘Plzeňský prazdroj’ (Pilsner Urquell Brewery) in Plzeň and ‘Dolní Vítkovice’ in Ostrava are the only two places comparable with the Prague Market in terms of significance and size.
This year's Prague Market will come to life.