Kotva
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Republic square • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 9 min walk
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Rosalie W
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I have been coming to Kotva since I was a little girl as my grandmother is Czech it is very nostalgic and reminiscent of traditional Czech culture. The canopes and cakes at the cafe are delicious and a must try. The exhibition they currently have about Prague in the 60/70/80 on the top floor was amazing so definitely worth a visit
Written 4 July 2023
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Linda B
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Was an okay shopping mall, but seems like it is past it's prime.
Had some nice store choices here, but nothing really special.
Right across the street from the newer Palladium, so quick walk over if you want a peak inside Kotva.
Written 27 February 2017
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,032 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
I always thought the Kotva building is completely out of place on Namesti Republiky. The ugly structure is too close to some of the most beautiful architecture in Prague.
Beautiful buildings were demolished to make room for this Soviet era building. Kotva served its purpose as one of the few shopping department store in the center of Prague at that time.

We walked in out of curiosity, while in the area, not really to shop. Did not expect much, so we were not surprised, and got out of there quickly.
With so many newer shopping malls, the new Palladium mall is nearby, other beautiful stores throughout Prague, I am surprised Kotva lasted this long.
Maybe it is the central location that gets the customers in. Only a few people were mingling around, so it was a huge contrast to the crowded Palladium...
The rooftop restaurant has a nice view ...
Written 3 February 2017
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,032 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
We were caught up in the rain. Kotva was the closest place I hoped to buy an umbrella without much effort.
There on the same floor I also found a decent looking shawl in light grey knit, so I grabbed that too.
The weather temporarily changed and I put both things to a good use in Prague.

I don't want to spent anymore time than I absolutely have to shopping when in Prague.
My husband appreciated my very quick decision making - and the merchandize was very inexpensive. I was almost sure that I will forget the umbrella in a restaurant somewhere soon.
I did forget the shawl the next day in a restaurant and a kind waiter came running after me ..as I always say, there are many nice people in Prague:)
I was in and out the store quickly, they had what I needed and it was easy to find ...

I guess it is just like any other average department store ....
Written 19 October 2017
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
No idea how this even made it to "things to do" in Prague. Kotva was once a very nice department store but this was 30 years ago, now I really don't see a point of visiting with Palladium just opposite.
Written 13 October 2016
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MZ123461
Prague, Czech Republic3,559 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Kotva was the first modern mall in Prague at the communist time.
It was renovate recently . You can find some unique shops there and a Bohemia Crystal shop with good prices.
Written 26 April 2016
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Little-Fruit-Bat
England399 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
I went to Kotva to explore what is considered by locals one of the best shopping malls of the town. Kotva is based not far away from Palladium, on the other side of the street. For those of you who have travelled around a bit, it will be a big disappointment. First and foremost, they sell basically only overpriced foreign stuff that you can find cheaper back home - the same issue applies to Palladium, by the way - but the most shocking thing was the staff, who 1) do not speak any foreign language, and that in a city that lives on tourism, and 2) are incredible rude and absolutely do not know the meaning of customer service. So don't waste your time, you won't find anything interesting or worth buying at Kotva.
Written 21 September 2014
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Real client !!!
Sanremo, Italy98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
The best jewelery shop in Prague
Very elegant and design goods!!! Great service and real professional , make my wife day magique
Written 3 December 2017
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Andrew A
Mount Vernon, WA184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Found a crystal store on the third floor that has a great selection of chandeliers, and stem ware. We hit it on a sale period (In Europe this set for two to three time a year). Got a great deal on a chandelier for our new home. Total weight is 10kg, and we got a small/medium size one so be aware if you are flying home! The ladies packed it up extremely well.
Written 22 July 2017
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nsl115
Singapore, Singapore1,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
A pleasant place to do some shopping with a wide range of both local Czech and international brands.
There's also an interesting concept store on Level 4.
We went back twice to browse. It's right next to the Municipal Hall where we enjoyed a concert.
Written 17 February 2017
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