Business hours for most shops are from 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday.
Some shops close for lunch but most open all day. On Saturdays most shops close at noon. Grocery stores open early from 7am and some in the city centre are open 24 hours. Department stores and hypermarkets usually open at 9 am and close at 8pm or 9pm from Monday to Sunday. Pubs usually close between 10pm to 12pm. There’s also some non-stop bars and open late restaurants where you can continue drinking until the early morning. Banks are mostly open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Museums and galleries usually open from 9am to 6pm except Mondays, when most are closed. Some pharmacies open 24 hours. Castles and other historical monuments open daily (except Monday) May to September and weekends in April and October, but may be closed or opened other time so please check.
Opening hours overview
Banks: Monday to Friday 8/9:00 am – 16/17:00pm
Offices: Offices in the Czech Republic have set opening days. (Monday and Wednesday), and are usually open until 5pm at the very least. On other days some offices are closed to the public.
Shops: Some are closed on Sunday but in the centre you will find many shops and malls open later and on Sundays as well. Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00, Saturday 9-12/13:00. Big shopping malls close at 20/22:00pm.
Shopping centres: Shopping centres and department stores have longer opening hours, usually until 10pm even at weekends. Some large supermarkets are open 24 hours a day.
Post offices: Post Offices are usually open on weekdays from around 8am until 5pm and on Saturday mornings.
Dance/Night Clubs in the city centre are usually open every day from 10:00pm – 03/05:00am (usually close earlier on weekdays). Hit the town on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night when bars and discos are often open until the early hours.
Museums/ Attractions: Main attractions and museums are typically open Tuesday through Sunday 10am-18:00pm, but there are some exceptions (like Jewish Museum’s synagogue is closed on Saturday).
Restaurants and Cafes: are generally open from 11:00am – 23:00pm/24:00pm.
Pubs / Beer Halls: most pubs open before lunch and close at around 10:00pm or 11:00pm.
Bars: Opening hours vary, but it is not unusual to find bars closing early in the morning and opening late afternoon. Some even do not close.
Monuments opening hours
The National Museum is closed every first Tuesday of the month. Every first Monday of the month admittance is free.
The Jewish museum is closed from Friday to Saturday (obviously Sabbath).
Dum U Cerne Matky Bozi, Art of Czech Kubisme, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-18pm.
The Toy Museum at Prague Castle is open every day from 9.30am- 17.30pm.
Ticket prices and admission for museums range from 100 CZK to 300 CZK. Churches are usually open as museums but some are closed and visitor can only see from the vestibule.