Matejska Pout Fair Equals Spring in Prague

So, Matthews Fair is back! Just like every year around this time. But still, it’s time to celebrate. Why? This means not only joy for all the children in Prague, but also one very important thing – the long and cold winter is finally over and spring is inevitably coming to Prague!

Matthews Fair in Prague is the first sign that spring and spring break is here and that is why everybody loves it. Sure I like skiing and building snowmen but I just love the blooming flowers! And the start of Matthews Fair tells everyone, that this romantic time period is awaiting us soon.

So what exactly is the famous Matthews Fair, “Matejska pout” in Czech? It is without doubt the most popular and biggest fair in Prague, maybe even in the Czech Republic. Besides, it is the first spring fair in Europe. It is a fun park not only for children but for adults too.

You will find here all the amusing attractions possible. There are about 130 of them, no kidding! Just to mention some – roller coasters, houses of horror, Ferris wheels, bumping cars, carousels, shooting galleries, all possible kinds of swings, and tons of other things for which I don’t even know their names. But what I know for sure is that everyone can find there what he or she likes.

In addition to all the fun that the attractions bring, you can enjoy the accompanying program and buy some delicious sweets there – traditional is gingerbread in shapes of hearts with the names of your beloved ones, Turkish honey and cotton candy. But don’t worry. If you want to keep your diet, you can just visit one of many stands with “normal” food which are also available there.

Open is from 10am to 10pm at the weekends. From Tuesdays to Fridays it is open from 2pm to 9pm. Yes, it is closed on Mondays! The last performance will take place on April 13th. The Matthews Fair is on at Prague Exhibition Ground, which is near the tram station Vystaviste (trams 5, 12, 14, 15 and 17), not far from the subway station Nadrazi Holesovice (red line C).

You must pay an entrance fee to the Exhibition Ground which is 10 CZK during working days and 25 CZK at the weekends. The prices for the attractions vary from 20 CZK to 200 CZK. Of course you will pay more for those attractions which tease your adrenalin.

It should be said here that all attractions are checked regularly for its safety.

And one last advice for all men – don’t forget that if you visit Matthews Fair with your lady, it is almost mandatory that you shoot out a paper rose for her! It’s a nice Czech tradition, don’t you agree ladies? ;o)

Mar 13, 15:40 (Filed under: Prague events )

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