The Balkans may be far from Prague, but there is a place smack dab in the heart of the city called Balkanova where you can take in a bit of that Balkan atmosphere. Balkanova is a unique shop specializing in Bulgarian wool blankets and carpets. The production of these top-quality woolen blankets from the very heart of the Balkans still involves a great deal of handcraft. Carpets, kilims (rugs), and halishte are hand-woven on looms in small family workshops. So stop in, pick out a beautifully hand-crafted carpet, and don’t forget to have a coffee with the friendly owners.

Address: Karoliny Světlé 23, Prague 1

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 10:30-12:30; 13:30-18:30

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