This is the biggest and the most famous fair in Prague. It is held annually in Holesovice and is the first spring fair in Czech Republic and in Europe as well. St. Matthew’s fair is popular among the locals and visitors and have become a long Czech tradition.
Who is St. Matthew?
St. Matthew is the patron saint of construction and confectioners. It is considered that the earliest festival began more than 416 years ago. Nowadays there are about 120 attractions on the exhibition grounds, including roller coasters, houses of horror, carousels, waterfalls, virtual reality machines, cannonballs, a water world and a ferry’s wheel. Some attraction, like the bouncy castles and the Jungle King House don’t have a time limit, so your kids can have as much fun as they like. To get to the Giganti exhibit – the show with the realistic looking animals – you need to enter the fairground, and it costs a separate entrance fee. The exhibit is accompanied by information written in both Czech and English.
Even though St Matthew’s Fair is mainly a place where children can enjoy carousels, roller coasters and other games, there is lots of fun for adults and parents – there is a wide range of adrenaline-pumping attractions dedicated especially to them. Some attractions are age-restricted for safety reasons. Another highlight is the mirror maze set up in such a way that you really might get lost.
Different attractions apart you can also enjoy the music and show programs, buy delicious sweets such as traditional gingerbread in the shape of hearts with the names of your beloved ones. There are also lots of different restaurants and kiosks available for you to enjoy Czech beer and sausages.
Krizik Singing Fountain
If you will decide to stay at the park till late, then you will be rewarded by the amazing Krizik Singing Fountain premiere.