Bohemia's centuries-old glassmaking tradition produces some of Prague's most highly sought-after baubles.
Some of the world's most famous cut crystal, right from the source.
World-famous for its quality, Bohemian crystal is the product of a local decorative glassmaking tradition that dates back to the 13th century and began to be exported and gain its international reputation as of the latter half of the 19th century. Styles vary greatly from traditional to avant-garde, but regardless of style, crystal items from small (ashtrays) to large (chandeliers) are among the most sought-after items by visitors to Prague. So unsurprisingly, you will find scores of shops selling sklo; one which is especially worth checking out is the well-known Celetná Cristal, at Celetná 596/15 near Old Town Square.