The Chodov shopping centre has perfectly lived up to the vision of shopping centres of the future – it is not only a place for shopping but also for fun and relax. The idea of the investor, the Unibail-Rodamco company, to create a place where people will like to meet and spend their free time has turned out very well.
The Chodov centre is a place with the most complex offer of services in Prague. You can enjoy yourself there at a rainy weekend or do your daily shopping.
The largest shopping complex in the country
More than 300 shopping units, including 266 shops and 36 restaurants, make the Chodov centre the largest shopping centre in the country. There is only one larger shopping centre – Letňany with its 100,000 square metres.
Besides tens of shops with groceries, clothes, shoes, cosmetics, electronics, toys and books, you can visit cafés, go to a sports centre or the cinema, use a car wash and luggage lockers, have a rest in a children’s play area, or you can just stroll along the passages and architectonically interesting squares. If it is freezing outside, you do not need warm clothes inside – you can leave your jacket in the cloakroom. You can also arrange postal or banking matters there, visit travel agencies, and there are also hairdressers, florists, and opticians.
Parking without problems
There are around 8,000 employees under the roof of the Chodov centre. Two floors out of six belong to the shopping units; the rest is filled with offices, a fitness centre and parking lot, including the P+R (Park & Ride) system with a connection to the Chodov metro station.
The shopping centre’s parking lot is free the first three hours, and then you pay CZK 30 for an hour. If you park at the P+R area, you will pay CZK 20 in the daytime (that is from 4 a.m. to 1 a.m.) or CZK 100 at night (from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.).
The architectonic and shopping symbol of Chodov
The panel housing estate from the 1970s had a great potential for building a shopping centre at Chodov. In the past, the citizens of the Jižní Město (South City) suburbs, built in the fields between Háje and Chodov, had to commute to the Prague city centre for all the shopping. The new shopping centre Chodov welcomed its first customers on November 9, 2005. Today, it is an inherent part of the location.
The building of the first part of the Chodov centre took 19 months and it cost the private investor four billion CZK. In 2015-2017, the complex was enlarged for a similar amount (4.4 billion CZK). In 2017, when both the reconstruction and construction were finished, the Chodov centre won a prestigious real estate competition The Best of Realty.
How to get there
The shopping centre in Prague 11 is easily accessible by many means of transport. Many visitors come by car, exiting at the zeroth kilometre of the D1 motorway towards the ‘Shopping Zone’. The centre is located directly above the red metro C line, Chodov, and near a frequented bus stop. Visitors-cyclists will appreciate the facilities and the indoor parking as well. The Chodov centre is open all year long from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. except for public holidays.